Saturday, February 18, 2012

Another UFO and a little rant

Today I am heading out on the road again. First stop is to see my youngest son and I am so excited to see the show that he has just designed and made costumes.  He will graduate this May with a degree in Theater, majoring in Costume Design and in the fall will start Graduate School to major in Costume Design and Technology.  It is so exciting to see his work and to be able to enjoy the fun of sewing (though he clearly has skills I can only dream of).  Since we have many other things to take care of on this trip, we aren't sure of our return date so yesterday I scrambled to find some hand work to keep me busy.  I have one more Chinese block prepped for applique but figured I better get more.  So it was off to the UFO boxes again and this is what I found.  This quilt is called "Sweet Dreams" and is from the book "Tea in the Garden" by Cynthia Tomaszewski (hope I spelled that correctly).  It was just awaiting the applique sashing.  I thought that I might machine applique all those leaves with an invisible applique stitch and a turned edge but since I am not good with ironing over those edges, I've decided that this will make a good travel project.  I still have lots more to prep but this should keep me busy for awhile.  I'm wishing now that I had used a lighter background for the sashing but they were already cut so I guess it will do.

And now for my little rant.  As many people have noticed around blogland, the word verification in the comments section has become very difficult to read.  Like many others I often blog over my first cup of coffee and since I am just waking up it is even more difficult to figure out.  It means I am leaving fewer comments and receiving fewer as well.  So I have turned off the "word verification" setting and hopefully it is easier now.  Hope this helps anyone trying to comment cause I love hearing from y'all.

Happy Stitching.  Hope I'll be back soon.

11 comments:

Heather said...

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Pinkadot Quilts said...

Thanks for doing that! I cannot tell you how many times I write a comment and then end up trashing it because i can't read the word verification either!
I got rid of it on my blog and just delete the few spams i get, it really is no big deal!

Brandie said...

I love it! I also thought I recognized it, I have that book. But I believe your leaves and flowers are much nicer.
I too had to turn off the word verification. At least I hope I did! It's terrible! I had to go through over 20 tries just to find a word I could see.

Julierose said...

I really have trouble with thaqt new word verification also...

I really love that sashing...so pretty...Julierose

What Comes Next? said...

That will be a lovely travel project - very pretty. I turned off the verification a little while ago, and so far have had very little spam. I do find the new view of it very difficult to read, but while it has slowed down individual comments, it has not stopped me from commenting - yet!

Kim W said...

Congrats to your son on his accomplishments. A friend of my DD did some theater and took us on a tour of the back. The most fascinating part to me was the costume room. Share a pic if you can.

Also totally agree with the word verification.

Miriam said...

Congratulations to you son.
I love the appliqued sashings.

I turned off word verification on my blog yesterday.

Rachaeldaisy said...

That WIP is so beautiful!! I love that it's on point and your applique is always so beautiful. You must be so proud of your son! Would you show us some photos of his work one day? I so agree about the annoying words. I turned mine off ages ago and hardly ever get spam. I don't allow Anonymous commenters and that helps stop spam. I get maybe one every couple of months and I just delete them. Have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Lizzie said...

yep, I agree, time to turn mine off too...totally ridiculous, even a robot couldn't read it first thing int he morning..
Lizzie
xxx

Karen said...

The applique sashing is beautiful. A different treatment to have the applique done in the sashing rather than the square.

Carrie P. said...

I have that book too. It is a great pattern. Congrats to your son.