You would think one day a week having energy was enough. It is most certainly what I am used to. So I am very suspicious that someone has been tampering with my tea, or sold me magic bananas for my cake. Because I was at it again today, and far too cheerful about it for this behaviour to resemble anything approaching normal for me.
It might be the weather because I love
this weather. Crisp mornings, bright skies, autumn tinges on the trees. When I needed to do errands around the village I chose to walk. It was just so nice strolling here and there, getting things done. If I could have thought up more errands I would have done them just for the pleasure of being out there.
Instead I came home to hang out the laundry, make dinner and make Sunday's dinner - as I will be rather busy that day. When that was all sorted I set to sewing with a vengeance. I got the backing blocks done for the Across the Seas quilt.
Those three blocks were simple. Just pieced them without thought. The trouble started when I attempted to piece the last one without thought. Me and my seam ripper were BFF today. Dear me, but I did make a lot of silly mistakes, including the class dunce attempt at sewing the fabrics wrong sides together, instead of right. I messed up one of my corner blocks and didn't notice until the block was all done - then it stood out like a sore thumb. (Really it was just a repeat of my last attempt at the FWQAL blocks!) Is it any wonder that I don't usually sew to a pattern and quite often make it up as I go along?! Then I don't make mistakes, I work with them and quite often turn them into an intentional part of the pattern.
But I got there in the end -
|I can only presume that this block is Goldilocks!|
OMG! I've done it again! It's like groundhog day with these blocks instead of the FWQAL ones. Because it is all wrong, isn't it?! Why aren't the mistakes visible to me until I put a photo on my computer screen? Which part of my brain just does not link to my eyes until too late?
Well, this post is over. I have more seam ripping to do before I take the girls to Brownies - and helping out there tonight too. I had best check the fridge that there is a bottle of wine in it. I just might have driven myself to drink again!
Hilarious! But at least it's balanced, with a wrong bit on each side! I sewed the corners on this one wrong first time too, easy done my friend! JxoReplyDelete
Lol! what a busy bee! shame Golilocks is a little lopsided :) Drink some wine and it will be fixed in a trice :) xReplyDelete
I cannot type my initial reaction, but I am laughing at my wit and your stupidity!ReplyDelete
Mind you - Ceri, who on Earth is Golilocks? - sounds like it would not be re-printed these days!
Oh, we've all had sewing days like that :) I love your little Goldilocks theme - the blocks and idea are adorable.ReplyDelete
Sunday dinner already? Now you're just bragging.
Well, who's going to know it's not deliberate I say? But if you wnat that wine, go ahead, you've had a very busy day - you deserve it! It is Friday after all (isn't it?) :)ReplyDelete
I was just trying to work out what was bothering me about your block and then I caught sight of the text underneath - lol, it's so easily done, especially when there have been other mistakes. Mind you Goldilocks is a bit of a madam ;o) You obviously needed a cake break! Hope Brownies goes well...enjoy the wine!ReplyDelete
I did the wrong side to right side today (first time in a long time) and did exactly the same with one of the corner blocks...love your bordered block. Gorgeous! Go and have a lie down Susan.ReplyDelete
Your blocks are looking great: you have my admiration (I have cheated) with all that sewing and cutting!ReplyDelete
Yup I think you do need to ask yourself what's been goin in your tea / banana cake... Do love the laugh we get out of it though :-) Hope you've not been run ragged by the brownies!ReplyDelete
Just when it was all going so well! You make me chuckle Susan - I love that you tell us warts and all! The blocks are lovely and Goldilocks will look great after corrective surgery!ReplyDelete
All the best quilters deliberately put a mistake into their quilts I've heard.Maybe that's what you were doing subconsciously...ReplyDelete
I think someone is putting uppers in your food. Can you ask them to send me some!
Lol! Golilocks was definitely a badly behaved child! Hope you enjoyed the wine, I definitely needed lots last night. And I'm with Cindy... Sunday dinner? On a Friday? I didn't even manage Friday's dinner! Stop making us less organised folk feel bad ;-)ReplyDelete
When I saw that block, I did wonder who was going to have to break the bad news to you! Then I saw the comment below. Never mind, undo it tonight, then leave it until tomorrow, and then it'll be a new start, not a remake! That's my logic anyway!ReplyDelete
Well if you try to outdo us by doing Sunday dinner on Friday that's what happens! LOL! I feel your pain Susan - the back of the quilt gave me a few hiccups - deep breath! Best to do it before too much wine or who knows how Goldilocks will end up!?ReplyDelete
I promise you I am not laughing **snigger** I am sure you worked it out in no time. Thanks for sharing your mistakes...it makes me hate your energy a little less.ReplyDelete
I did the same. I was rather fed up with this block when I realized my mistake. I had to start over and make a new one. I was so annoyed. Hey ho......ReplyDelete