Saturday, March 17, 2012

Too Many Title Possiblilities...

Yes it's me again...with my old dilemma...too many topics in one post to come up with one catchy title..so we'll just go with this one.

First, Happy National Quilting Day to all of us!  I just think it's pretty exciting that we have a "national" day of recognition for our love of quilting.  As soon as I finish typing here I'm heading upstairs to sew!

Now speaking of sewing...I did my Fat Quarter Shop Designer BOM block 10 this week...cut it out Thursday and sewed it Friday.

For those of you who are also doing this BOM, don't be alarmed...you have done nothing wrong with your block.  It's all about me not being able to concentrate on my cutting instructions and watch my recorded American Idol from Wednesday night.  I guess I was more interested in why they were kicking Jermaine off than paying attention to the fabrics I was supposed to be cutting.  Then while watching my recorded Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice from Thursday night I started sewing...just sewing away...Well, I didn't figure it out until I had connector corners on a whole bunch of blocks, and looked at the picture...YIKES...the dark pink is supposed to be all those outside petals, I completely reversed the blocks.  Now wouldn't you think somewhere before I got too far along in this I would have figured out my error...NOPE!  By then I had way too much done and decided it would be fine...in amongst the other flowers it will be cute, by the time it's put together I will have forgotten that I goofed  and unless someone is looking at the pattern picture, no one will ever know.  I'm pretty good at justifying, wouldn't you say...so this month's block is done...think I better pay better attention next month.

Here's what we did last weekend...good friends of ours have a place up in Georgia and they invited us up for the weekend.  We all drove up on Friday morning and just had a ball.  Ate wonderful food, talked and talked and talked, relaxed and went for a ride...this was a first for me.  60 years old and riding a 4 wheeler for the first time...
...it was so much fun, once I got the hang of it.  I think I laughed and squealed for the entire time we were riding through the woods.  Came back Sunday afternoon feeling really good...think it was just what I needed.

And last but not least...A Very Happy St. Patrick's day my Friends!  ENJOY!

21 comments:

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Your block looks adorable! We all have days like that. ;-) Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend too! Have a happy weekend!

Diane said...

Your 4 wheeling sounds fun, and your reversing fabrics sounds like something I do on a regular basis. Even with a picture I sometimes get parts confused.

Nicky said...

Sounds like you made it your own!

Stephanie said...

Oopsies often turn out to be better than the original. :o) While I am not 60 I want to go zip lining. We're doing that this summer. :o)

Janet O. said...

Your block looks great, regardless of what it was "supposed" to be.
Glad you had a fun (and safe) time 4-wheeling!

Melanie said...

You rock--- How tough you look on that machine!!!!!

Angie said...

Girl, you are a natural on that ATV! :) Happy St. Patrick's Day, sugar.

Anne said...

You're a gal after my own heart. I screwed up an embroidery when cutting it to fit a frame I had. I was on the phone...how hard can it be to cut correctly? Obviously....VERY! Your block looks cute and you're the only one who will notice! Wasn't Private Practice just so sad? That little boy is so darn cute and such a good actor. Usually it's Grey's that makes me cry, but this time PP did it!

em's scrapbag said...

Your block is lovely. I too have problems following instructions when it comes to quilting.

Karen said...

I would never have known your block fabric placement was different had you not said. I don't think anyone will know once the quilt is done.
I don't think you would get me on a four wheeler, a two wheeler or anything else like that. My 64 year old sister-in-law got herself a Harley trike. Candy apple red.

Pat from Florida said...

You look great on that 4-wheeler! Laughter IS the best medicine!

Diane said...

Paul has an ATV but I've never tried it-sounds like great fun.
I'll never remember that your block is an 'oops'. I do the same thing and am usually amazed that it happens! You'd think I'd be used to it by now.

Karen said...

your block is darling. We all have those oops moments, and most of the time they turn out better than the original! Looks like you had great fun with your friends- I'm glad!

Josie McRazie said...

Man I so have to catch up on my American Idol! I have two weeks recorded and between you and my Father I think I know everything! LOL!! My Dad even went as far as to tell me what people sang!! Even after I told him I was not caught up yet!!
Oh, well!! hehe

Dandelion Quilts said...

Well I think your block looks great. I am constantly doing goofs and not just in my sewing room. For example, the other night I melted a ziplock bag onto the burner of mt glass top stove. Never fear I did get it off. Duh, right?

Allie said...

Hey I love your block - you've made it your own! I can't watch or listen to ANYTHING while I'm machine sewing....your 4wheel adventure looks so fun, I haven't been on one of those in years!

Kathie said...

your block looks great!
Sounds like you had the perfect mini vacation, yes just what the dr ordered I bet, lots of good food, laughter and just being with friends.
Kathie

Nedra said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too, even if I'm a day late.
We used to have 3 four-wheelers, and I do miss the fun rides. Enjoy!

Cheryl said...

I love your block...and looks like you had amazing weekend away!! How fun.

Sinta Renee said...

I like your version... I might have to copy your oopsie. That must have been so fun over the weekend... you are a wild woman/and brave!

Darlene said...

How the heck did I miss this post???? Well, you know where I keep my brain. LOL

Love the blocks! I'm so happy you and Andy got away with friends.