Think about this.....

...the only thing scarier then reaching out to the unknown is settling for that with which we are comfortable.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

This to These

Yesterday after running around getting all my to-do's in Marshall done and finally arriving back home, I did my daily BOD. It was an easy one. Yeah!

I once again sprayed the Trip Around the World for markings, and then looked at this:

Out of Control
This is a problem for me. I can't stand that they are basically exploding onto the floor below and I need to do something with them.

I looked through a few of my past magazine issues of Quiltmaker, McCall's Quilting, and American Patchwork to come up with an idea on what to do. I could just make another crumb cake quilt, but don't really want to head that way right now. I then remembered I received Leaders and Enders, More Leaders and Enders and another book by Bonnie Hunter for Christmas from the boys. She's great about using up all these tiny scraps.

I found a pattern in one of the books called Rick Rack Nines. Perfect! I need about 2,900 2" patches to make up the king-sized quilt and started making all of these:

2" Squares
Here's the problem. I have such tiny wrists and last time I cut, and cut, and cut some more, my wrist became inflamed and I actually sprained it doing this type of work repeatedly. I can't cut for hours on end and so will have to tackle this on a daily basis to weed through my little "problem" above. I actually over exerted yesterday (again) and am feeling it this morning. I have to learn to pace myself better I think.

I need to "dress" DW again since he's been naked for two days now. I'll do that during the basketball game this afternoon since I picked up a new batting yesterday for whatever I decide to get on there. Don't know where I'll go after my usual "daily" things in here, but it's a sunny day so I'll enjoy the warmth in the studio.

1 comment:

  1. maybe hint to the boys that you'd like an Acucut for Mother's Day?? that should help with all those squares. I've been cutting 2", 2 1/2", and 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" from some of my scraps today, too.