Process Pledge: oh drat!

You know all those lovely half square triangles I showed you yesterday?  Well, I sewed them up into the required pattern and

WHOA !!!

The block came out way too big… all that perfect matching of points – toast, total waste of time.

WHY?

Because from across the room I was picture reading the instructions off of my computer screen and couldn’t read the print instructions…

The important one which told me: 

You need to trim each half square triangle to measure 2 3/4” square . . .

RATS.

I should’ve known better.  You always read all the instructions through before tackling a project, but I got in a hurry.  The old saying still applies,

“the hurrier I go the behinder I get.’

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Got it!

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Yes.

I am still with the living and just buried in projects.  Until tonight when a friend commented how long it’s been since I posted I hadn’t realized how really long it has been!

One project I would like to share is the videos I have taken on my phone.  I have managed to get them to my computer, but need help to get them onto Youtube for posting here.  I tried a “free” video software to fix an error I made in a recording of Noodle, but when I got done and posted it there was a HUGE advertising banner right through the middle of it.  Cheep shot on their part, I say.

All advice will be cheerfully accepted!

So tonight I was doing my best rendition of “Psycho” on a potato to bake in the oven because I didn’t want a revisit of the exploding potato, as happened in 2014, when suddenly I was shocked to see that my very sharp meat-fork was stuck into my thumb.  Yes really.  I heard the thud of one tine as it hit the counter, and was told later in urgent care that the bone kept the other tine from protruding right through to the other side.  A tetanus shot was administered, pain killers, and antibiotics to prevent infection were prescribed and I was on my way.  As we left Bob quipped in the parking lot,

“Stick her with a fork; she’s done!”

I actually laughed.  😉

And how are you all doing?

 

Scrap Happy

I haven’t been sewing, but here is something I made and hadn’t previously posted for my 1857 quilt.  I used material from the second quilt I ever made for the horn of plenty, and little bits of scraps for the oranges and apples.

Horn-of-Plenty

I am now so far behind on this quilt’s work that I think I will certainly not finish by years end.  Ah well, I will get it done because needle turned applique is my favorite form of quilting and I need a new summer quilt for our bed.  Who knows?  I may even have it done in time for next summer!

Other scrap happy contributors this month are:

Usually has a scrappy post:

Kate at https://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com/   (in English only)

Gun at https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)

Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Heléne at http://quiltochsom.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Sometimes has a scrappy post:

Eva at bambisyr-evaj.blogspot.com (in Swedish only)

Sue at sewingmagpie.blogspot.com (in English only)

Nanette at http://stitchandsow-homeandgarden.blogspot.com.au (in English only)

Lynn at https://thetialys.wordpress.com (in English only)

Norma at https://shesewsyouknow.wordpress.com (in English only)

Birthe: http://birthesrom.blogspot.no (in Norwegian only)

Turid: http://densyendehimmel.blogspot.se (in English and Norwegian)

Cathy: http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com (in English only)

Jodie Zollinger: https://homesweetdreaming.com/ (in English only)

Debbierose: https://sewrosey.wordpress.com (in English only)

Claire: https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com (in English only)

Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com (in English only)

Jill: https://nicepieceofwork.wordpress.com (in English only)

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Obsessing over time

I’m sorry, but I have become obsessed.  I had to go in and get a new cast put on because the old one was starting to hurt the base of my palm.  The new cast is much better, but is still driving me insane…

https://w2.countingdownto.com/1484514

This blankety counter is not showing up. I have tried several times and it is failing. If you want to know how close I am to Cast Off you can follow the link I guess. Ah well, at least I can be amused in the meantime. LOL!