Thursday, January 7, 2016
National Argyle Day
I don't think I own a thing with an Argyle pattern in it these days - but I do remember as a kid having an ugly sweater I hated to wear. Now I see 4-patches and chains in this pattern.
Instead, I am playing with dots. So far I have kept up with the 365 quilt. I have made up half of my background 2-rail setting blocks so I can add the day's circle to it. And even if I fall behind on this at some point, it will all be there and I can at least cut a circle for the day - pin it, and then do them up with a Slow Sunday Stitching day.
And I cut all my white strips for the 'Dottie' pattern for my Let's Book It project. I switched from the white on white (when I opened it up I discovered it was an extra wide backing-saving) and pulled my faithful Kona White. I hope to get at least half the strip sets sewn today.
I was hoping to have one of my minis a finish, but I fell into another project. My Mom was trying to fix my aunt's 'quilt as you go' project without much success. She attached blocks while I attached rows. And yes, I got to put the binding on. This confirmed - I will never make a quilt with this method! Oh wait - I just did - sort of. My aunt will be surprised as she gave the blocks to my Mom to use elsewhere, pass on, or throw out - when she comes to sew next week we will give it to her.
And I have no furkid photos - they are in the dog house of late. Too much bickering between them has led to the flyswatter being out - must be the cold weather making them grumpy.
Back to my dots.............