I believe we're finally on the mend, although I'm still having coughing fits - let's hope this is the only cold of the season we get, as it was a doozy.
And here's why I'm a doofus. The layout of the baby quilt I showed in my last post was wrong. You don't do a rectangle, then a short piece, then a rectangle. You do it like this:
All long pieces, except at the end. You use a short piece at alternating ends. This quilt top is finally finished, although it hasn't been squared up yet. I'm scared to - the blocks drift decidedly west. There's a warp in my brick wall. And this is why I am not a piecer, I much prefer applique. I don't know how this happened or if I can fix it. I press, I don't iron, each piece is cut exactly, I use a quarter-inch foot. I'm a failure.
Lessons learned. Number one, and bears repeating [FOUR TIMES], don't blow-dry your hair near your design wall. Lesson two, don't upload stitchery designs for your friends unless you're done designing. I added more, and I've uploaded the pdf file [edit: pattern no longer available]. Lesson three, if you are a bad piecer, find a friend who is good at it. Lesson four, don't try to piece while under the influence of cold medications.
The little birds were based on the fabric in the quilt with the little children on it. I thought they were too cute.
John went for his third interview yesterday morning. They told him they had more people to interview and should know by the end of the week. This is quite the process for a temporary, holiday retail position. Is this the way they do things now? Back in the day, you'd walk in, talk to the manager, and be told when you'd start. At least, that's the way it worked for me. Now, you need a resume to apply at Burger King. (insert shocked face here) I've no clue how someone who has never had a job is supposed to create a resume!
I will probably be offline for a couple of days. We're going to get high winds tomorrow and I usually don't even turn my computer on during something like that - even with a surge protector it worries me to lose power while it's running. I'm not good with surprises. I wanted to share a couple of books I've found at the library but it can wait til later in the week. Be safe and well, see you soon!