Hey, everyone, how is your week going? My Wednesday was a lot better than the earlier part of the week, that's for sure. I finally said "No" to a commitment that has been making me unhappy and stressing me out, and I feel as if the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders. Between caring for sweet Baby E, lovely Grandpa, and working two part time jobs in town, somethin' had to give. One of the part time jobs is over, and I am sitting here asking myself why I didn't do it sooner. Do any of you do that? Hang on in a situation that is miserable, or at best, going nowhere? Why do we do that?
Spent the latter half of the afternoon in the studio stitching. You can see my progress on the Kiss Me blocks--nine done, seven to go. Didn't work on Dresden plates, but they are sitting there, encouraging me.
The red and aqua block on the far right is the first block of the latest Designer Mystery BOM, sponsored by the Fatquartershop. Instead of receiving all the blocks and letting the project sit ignored all year, I decided to do something radically different and actually construct the thing the same month I received it.
Here it is before cutting:
Pretty fabrics, and the most adorable little mini charm pack of 2 1/2 inch squares! I am sure Moda has given it a too-cute-for-words name, Petit Fours? Truffle? Amuse Bouche? No instructions on how to use it, but it is sweet all the same.
So here is the finished block:
Oh yes, I do like this. And I am vowing right now, in front of God and everyone, that I WILL keep up with this BOM.
So here is an unsolved mystery:
Why is there so much fabric left over? This is not typical of FQS BOMs. Usually they have the amount of needed fabric figured out down to a thread. Will we use the leftovers for a scrappy border? Any guesses?