Wednesday, April 04, 2007

A Whole Lotta Nothin

I would post more often if I can actually finished something.

I thought I had finished up a quilt top last week, but the borders are driving me nuts. There's a pieced border and then a solid border. The pieced one was a bit longer than necessary, so I eased it in when adding it to the top and it was fine. But now I have to adjust when adding the solid border and its waaaaay too wavy. I took two off and tried putting them back on and then I lost track of which ones I had done. Apparently I didn't do them well enough or I would be able to tell, wouldn't I? Ergh.

I was bored a few days ago, so I found a crocheted hat pattern and thought I would try it as a quick distraction. Um. It looks really stupid. My gauge must be off. So I didn't finish it either.

I have a set of flour sack towels to monogram for my Mom and for some reason, I've been putting that off too. I did finally do one today. 2 more to go!

I put off trying to speckle the eggs for Mom until after midnight. My husband turned out to be better at that then I was, but that really could have used some better technique.

Oh well. I think work has been driving me nuts lately and it is cramping my style on the creative stuff. Too many little things taking up too much brain space, I guess! Hopefully this weekend will be better!

Here's a lovely spring picture to make up for the lousy post and lack of accomplishment. Yesterday was 79 degrees and tonight it is snowing. Go figure. This is spring in Pittsburgh.

Spring 2006 at Phipps

1 comment:

Thimbleanna said...

I have a great speckling technique. Do you use a toothbrush? You water down your paint and dip a paint brush in the paint. Then run your thumb through the toothbrush -- paint will fly everywhere. (Be sure and do it in a box or over newspaper or something.) When most of the paint is off, put whatever you're going to speckle in front of the toothbrush and run your thumb over the bristles again. It takes a little practice, but it's pretty effective! Hope that works if you weren't already using that method...