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( Apr. 6th, 2009 10:54 am)
I finished a block on Sunday, but due to planning for Coronation and the number of projects that entailed (A hood for HRM Stephen, a White Scarf for [livejournal.com profile] fencert, and 12 drop spindle "kits" for my class.) I didn't finish any blocks on Friday or Saturday. I'll try to catch back up again over the course of this week!


This block incorporated a new stitch called a chevron stitch.

I went to a different JoAnn to get more thread and found another fabric that matches my swatches, so I picked it up on a whim and added it to this block.
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( Apr. 3rd, 2009 09:34 am)
Block 2 is done, and I have a picture of it in my phone. I'll add it on Monday.



When I woke up this morning, I had a sore throat, and I thought to myself, "Oh, thank God. Now I can call off work and REALLY get stuff done." :P

Yes... You probably wouldn't be too far out of line if you wanted to set me down and have a little chitty chat with me about my priorities, but can't it wait until after Coronation? I have a list of things to do, and I'm a bit concerned that I won't get them done.

1. Make a hood for Stephen so that his white under-tunic doesn't glare at me all day.
2. Go by Manards and pick up dowels to finish up my drop-spindles.
3. Finish up said drop spindles.
4. Make a quilt block.
5. Make a new White Scarf for Tristan
6. Cut out more quilt pieces.
7. Have a nap, because I really do have a sore throat and a headache.
8. Put together spinning kits with wool and finished spindles for class tomorrow.
9. Repair my dress for tomorrow. WHERE THE HELL IS MY DRESS???? I just saw it and now it's nowhere to be found... How can I possibly be missing a dress with a train that long???
10. Pick up some Mike's Hard Limemumblemumble for Green Jenny!

These tasks aren't necessarily listed in order of priority... I have a feeling I'm going to hop back and forth between projects all day until everything is done enough to make me feel at-ease.

Anyhoot... I'm off... If I don't get back to work, I'll never get all that stuff done by tomorrow! Work-free day or not!
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( Apr. 2nd, 2009 08:58 am)
Well, I must say that I'm very pleased with my first-ever quilt block. The hand-piecing doesn't appear to be going as slowly as I'd feared, and I'm really enjoying the little embroidered fidley-bits that I get to do for each block. Plus, the project materials are very portable, so I should have no trouble taking my quilt blocks wherever I go this month.



I learned a new stitch for enhancing some of the seams, and look forward to working my way through most of her stitch-dictionary over the course of this quilt.



Hopefully I've found a color selection that won't clash with the baby's room - never having seen any actual color swatches for it...

I'm still undecided on exactly how big this quilt will be, but I think at this point it's safe for me to just concentrate on my blocks and let things develop organically.
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