Sunday, April 5, 2015


This is how I feel about a lot of things right now.  Just - UGH!

I'm plugging along on the Eagle quilt, but having to push myself to do it.  I've been thinking about why I'm not as excited about this project as I was initially.  This is the point in projects where I become disappointed and if I don't push through, it becomes a UFO.  I'm hand quilting around all the applique and I am looking at this closer than ever before.  This means I see every little flaw in my stitching, every errant stitch, every bump and pucker, every loose and too-tight stitch.  I need to take a step back and remind myself that no one will ever look at this quilt as closely as I am while quilting.  I still like the design and I think I have done nice work.

I have one wing and the background to quilt.  I have an idea for the background, but I have to mark out the dimensions to see if it will fit.  I will have this completed for the guild meeting on May 18th.

The other ugh is the weather.  We still have a lot of snow cover.  My daffodil, crocus and tulip beds are all still under a good foot of snow.  I usually have seeds started for my vegetable garden by now, but there didn't seem to be a any reason to rush.  I didn't even order seeds until last week. 

To somewhat fight the UGH, I've been working on a couple of new projects.  I went on a quilt retreat a few weeks ago and put borders on two UFO tops.  One is now ready to quilt and the other is ready for an appliqued border.  The applique border may be the next hand project I work on when the eagle is done.    (No pictures yet.)

I also started a new pair of socks.  This is a pattern I did before for a gift.  It is quick to stitch and has a lovely pattern.  These are for me.

I've also started a table runner for April.  I made another one for a friend and liked the design so much that I duplicated it in spring colors for me. 

So, you see, not much exciting.  Just plugging away and trying to find a better attitude.

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