Sunday, March 29, 2009

Well, No One's Perfect

I was feeling quite pleased with myself as I was squaring up my blocks for te Siggy Swap, that is until I discovered that I had cut the first 18 of the 60 a quarter inch too small. Errrr! Frustration! Well, no one's perfect and so I made 18 new ones using these fabrics that were leftover from another project. And made sure to cut these and the other remaining blocks the correct size. But all is not lost with the first 18. I got to playing with them and found I can make a nice table runner with them. That will have to wait though until I mark a couple other projects off the "Have to do List". With spring break having been this last week for the boys, we took a little trip up to my sister's for a couple days. Since I never leave home without a project in hand, I put together the first three blocks for Gail's "A Christmas Wish" and was able to complete those while up at my sisters. For some reason though my camera dumped the photo of the "LOVE" block. Also on my list of completions for the week is Rae's Buttercup Bag. My dear friend Jessica is celebrating a birthday tomorrow and I'd been contimplating for a while what to make her. When I saw this bag I thought it the perfect gift. Rae's tutorial is very well put together with loads of photos. The only change I made to the design was to add some heavy interfacing to the handle. I did not like how flimsy it was without it. Friday was a beautiful day here and I finally had the chance to get out and work in the yard. Boy, I had not clue just how out of shape I'd gotten over the winter. I am not a winter person and tend to hibernate. I was able to get quite alot done though and it felt wonderful. Still loads more to do so I am looking forward to more wonderful weather as spring makes it's way in. The daffodils and hyacinths are in full bloom and the tulips are just about to bloom.

3 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Nice fabric Kymberly you have for your Siggy Swap...don't you just hate that when you miss cut the fabric, but we all do it....your Gail Pan blocks are lovely and the bag what a perfect gift for your friend.

Pam said...

I love the bag. I had already downloaded the pattern but love the look of yours and now I want to make one. :)

Gail said...

So silly of you...I know one of my gifts I am getting for Christmas now. LOL...