We are almost to the end of the year. Every day this week, I woke up and said, "today is the day I will baste the quote quilt". One day, like magic, I will
actually get up and baste it. In the meantime, here are some new
I added this ladybug and quote. It is a fairly new quote, from Enola Holmes, Sherlock's sister. I haven't seen the show, but I liked the quote. The ladybug makes me think of my friend, the first and only person I taught how to quilt. It is a bittersweet memory, as she passed before she was able to complete her quilt.
In all of the blue blocks, I make sure that whatever I add is small enough that you can see at a least a small bit of all of the blue fabric. I think there is only one place where the blue is hidden, but that fabric is elsewhere in the quilt so it isn't a big loss.
The Great Appliance Race
The great appliance race continues. When I left you last, the washing machine and the dryer were competing to see which one needed replacement. One of the rods on the toaster oven stopped working. The computer and the can opener joined the race with their noises. All of them, like me, were creaky and complaining, but continued to do their best. Then out of nowhere, the hot water heater joined and won the race.
we have a second runner up. There are two lightbulbs which went out,
but they aren't appliances so they are disqualified. The chopper has
been recalled, but it isn't electrical, so after some debate, it too was
I ordered (and received) the oven ignition switch and am hoping that when I put my head in the oven, I will be able to repair it. The chai cookies, by the way, tasted good, but didn't taste like chai because they don't have any tea in them. They are basically snickerdoodles with ginger and cardamom added to the cinnamon. The recipe turned out crumbly so I had added milk to get it to be the right consistency, so maybe next time adding some strong tea would be the way to go.
2020: Weeks 49 of 15 Minutes to Stitch
Always makes me wonder when I see sights like this, what the story is behind this situation. What happened here?
My work has finished again, so this week I took another online art class. This time it was about Indian art. The teacher didn't know how to use her technology very well so it took some patience to watch. She said "make shapes just like this, just follow what I am doing on the screen" but you couldn't see her. The content of the class was really fascinating and I am glad I stuck around because she did work out the kinks.
I have also watched a lot of interesting art videos on YouTube. Mostly it has been flip throughs of art journals, but also videos from teachers like Dina Wakley. I started a bullet journal. I haven't done much to it, and I am not sure I will even continue, but I have a page with a habit tracker. I just made grids to represent each day of the month and you color in the box where you did that habit. I find it very motivating to actually follow through and do that task you want to become a habit. It makes me more accountable.