I was looking out my window the other day, and noticed a huge flock of birds in the tree across the street -
I think they were waiting for something. I think - they were waiting for spring.
AS AM I.
I've been hearing songbirds in the morning again, I think they jumped the gun, it's still single digits here at night. But a warm-up is coming, and I can give the heating pad on my lap a rest! Hooray for seasons - just when you get good and sick of one, another one comes along. I love it.
I've been working on lots of things, and one of them isn't making me happy at the moment. I adore Jenny's Vintage Kitchen BOM, and am really enjoying working on it - I also love the fabric I had for it. But oh dear, not only is my background fabric for the stitchery too white, the floss color is not the right red!
It's not so obvious in the picture, but trust me - in real life it's glaring. I'll have to find a different white, and a different floss color. Because that background fabric is too perfect and I'm not giving it up. I need a tomato red floss, guess I'll have to go shopping!
Another thing I've been working on is tiling a new quilt pattern. It's one large piece, and I really wanted to provide a full-size layout diagram. It took several days, lots of hair-pulling [it's ok, I have some left] and if I'm honest, lots of these....
Just letting you know, if you can't figure something out, try chocolate. It works. Layout diagram is complete, it printed out just like I told it to, and tomorrow I'll start pulling fabric for it. And - learning how to print reverse images for the fusible pattern pieces.....oh dear, I might need more chocolate!!! Ok, who am I kidding....I always need more chocolate....
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