Hey, how was your weekend? Are you watching the Olympics? For some reason I hadn't jumped on the pre-olympic hype bandwagon this time around. Past years I was counting the days before they started and missing them when they concluded, this year they snuck up on me. Well it's taken me no time to get sucked in again, I've been staying up every night until 11 enjoying every sporting event. I'm not sure how long I can keep it up!
I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day. We're pretty laid back about Valentine's Day in this house. Some years we do stuff, or exchange gifts, other years not. This was more of an off year. I did wear a red sweater, my red heart Valentine socks, and baked some chocolate chip cookies. I heard on the news that the average person spends $125 on Valentine's gifts.....so to whoever got a $375 gift, you're welcome!
A couple of years ago my daughter sent me this spatula for Valentine's Day, it's one of my all time favorite gifts. I've had a thing for cupcakes for a long time. It's normally in the kitchen, not my sewing room, but I figured this was as good a place to take a picture as any.
I've packed it up......for now. Lesly at Pickle Dish is going to be working on this quilt and Linda F also left a comment about buying the 19th Century Red fabric. So I'm hoping watching Lesly work on her quilt and hopefully hearing from Linda will help me get over my Paprika funk. I just don't know why it seemed fine at the quilt show and such a mess in my sewing room. I could have finished it up as is, and probably talked myself into liking it OK, but I think I can do better.....so that's my goal, to do something with that fabric, maybe even use the original pattern, but I want to like it and I don't want it to feel like work. Thanks so much for your feedback and comments, but for now, I'm just not in the mood to fight with this fabric.
I've got something new in my sewing room.......
see those glasses......they are light weight and fit just great, but we're not getting along either! They're trifocals!! ugh... I've had them since the first of the year but I'm having a hard time adjusting to them. It seems like my eyes are always looking through the wrong place in the lenses. When I walked out of the eye doctor's office wearing them, I about broke my neck stepping down a curb that wasn't even there. I bet that's part of the fun of working in an Optometrist's office, watching the folks with new trifocals navigate their way out the door and to their cars.
Usually, as I'm wrapping up one project, I'm thinking ahead to my next project. Since I quit Paprika so suddenly I wasn't really prepared to start something new, so I got out Faceted Jewels by Glad Creations. This is the picture from the pattern.
For you folks new to my blog, I started this quilt in October but packed it up in November. I put it away while I got ready for the holidays and worked on my Red and White Snowball challenge.
I got all the parts for Block A completed but still had to finish the parts for Block B.
It was my first official UFO. I left really good notes on what needed to be done so it was a breeze picking up where I left off.
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I had already chosen and cut most of the fabric, so all that's left is the sewing. No fabric fights.....for now.