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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Best made plans...

So - I finally got in the mood to do some crafting/hooking/quilting/stitching - whatever this past weekend.  I pulled out my linen and a pattern to do a "rug" to hang over the door that leads from the living room into the kitchen.  Got it cut, folded over the edges and did a zig zag stitch to keep the linen from unraveling.  Then per the directions I drew a rectangle that was so lopsided!  So I had my husband help me get it drawn on straight.  So, I pinned my pattern that I had traced onto red dot tracing fabric and attempted to trace the pattern onto the linen....  I ran out of ink in my marker!!!  :( 

So then I decided I'd go to the fabric store and buy fabric to make a quilt for my granddaughter's baby.  So I looked for the pattern I was going to make it into - split rail fence - couldn't find it in my room.  So I went online to see if I could find directions and fabric requirements online.  Didn't have a lot of luck there.  So I decided that I'd wait until today - a friend had sent me a pattern via email here at work.  I've printed that out, have the fabric requirements and will go get the fabric and the marker after work. 

Next I decided I'd work on my Christmas crafts which is a stitchery piece that is supposed to be a pillow.  Not sure if I'll make it into a pillow or just frame it.  Anyhoo, every time I'd go to thread the needle I'd drop it, have to get out of my chair to look for it so I quickly became frustrated!  And then on top of all of that our air conditioner isn't working properly so I was getting hot.  So I gave up!  LOL!

I know, I know - I should be posting pictures but since I'm at work doing this I just don't have the pictures to post.  Those will come later! 

Hope you all had a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Oh dear, Char, it looks like you've got the crafty blues. Don't you just hate it when you want to do something and nothing seems to go right?

    I hope that tomorrow you'll have better luck. JB