Tuesday, April 3, 2007

SLLLLOWLY making some progress ...(like molasses in January!)

My goal (well, one of them,) is to finish my niece's (Maura's) first Communion quilt before she gets married -- currently, she's in 6th grade (I started it as a "quick" little quilt for her first Communion gift about 4 years ago). I thought I was just about finished when I decided it needed a little more pizazz -- so I decided to add sayings to the borders of the quilt (which Maura came up with -- "fuzzy slippers, sparkly tiaras, flowered bathing caps, and chocolate" -- i.e. what does Maura love.....) Anyhow, I decided that since the borders were already on the quilt, it would be easier to hand blanket stitch the letters on (instead of trying to maneuver the quilt every which way while machine blanket stitching the letters on). Soooooo....... that comes to 54 (I think) letters to hand stitch on . Now , originally the plan was to stitch 2 letters on per day. Well, that turned out to be a little unrealistic in my world --- so, I changed it to 1 letter per day. Let's just say that hasn't quite worked out either. Right now I'm shooting for 1 letter every other day. (Today I only got half of an "i" finished , so I may have to revise my plan again!)

One of my other goals is to finish 1 crocheted granny square per week. Well, so far that plan is out the window too. That one measly granny square is going on week #2 !!! (but I'm getting faster!) -- I did get to work on it a little bit today while waiting for Evan at his orthodontist appt. The granny square craze seems to be growing. There's even an entire blog about it called "granny along" (I was going to try to learn how to "link" today, but I'm too pooped to figure it out --but look over there on my list of "fun blogs to visit" and click on "granny along"; also "wren's nest" and , "posie" -- all have granny square pictures, etc).

OK -- today making progress on hand blanket stitched letters, and crocheted granny squares --- tomorrow, learning how to FINALLY do a link in a post on this blog ??????maybe.....

Mary Anne (aka Mare)

1 comment:

Busy Little Quilter said...

You sound like me. I have such good intentions, but some how kids and life in general get in the way. I love it though.

My daughter is on Spring Break. Today is going to be rainy, so maybe she won't want to go anywhere and I can get some sewing done. Wish me luck with that one!