Monday, February 6, 2012
i am not a fan of backtracking. i so dislike making mistakes and i get frustrated when i have to undo work. i mean, seriously frustrated.
so here's the good news: i was able to make it to a seattle modern quilt guild meeting recently and it was actually thrilling (thrilling, i tell you!) to catch up with friends and spend several uninterrupted hours sewing. the bad news: the iron that i packed with my sewing supplies somehow leaked onto one of my arkansas traveler blocks and stained the fabric from the ink on the paper. blargh. i am already not a fan of ripping out seams, but let me tell you, ripping out paper-pieced seams is a real nightmare. i did finally get it together enough to fix this little setback, which was almost easier than it should have been and now i'm right back on track. whew!
and, i can't believe it, but i have now finished nine of these blocks and have many sets of diamonds at the ready for more paper piecing. yay!
i also can't believe that it was only a couple of short weeks ago that we had all that snow in seattle. in true seattle february fashion, today it was over 60 degrees and it honestly felt like spring. even a die-hard, rain-loving northwesterner like me was pretty happy to be outside enjoying the bright fresh blueness of it all. and last weekend we took a little family stroll around the arboretum to see their lovely collection of witch hazel. i adore witch hazel both for its lovely scent and for its amazing winter color.
i know, right?!
ingrid seems unimpressed, though.
and speaking of ingrid, here's an onslaught of weekly photos. she's killing me with sweetness lately. current interests: grabbing her toes, rolling across the room, babbling and cooing nonstop, splashing in the bath, and chewing on her thumb. i adore this little lady, i really do.
fabric: alexander henry kenyan tea leaf in red
fabric: julia rothman candy trees in black (from the miscellany collection)
fabric: alexander henry fiesta firecracker in natural (from the folklorico collection)
fabric: alice kennedy wavy optical stripe in punch (from the orange crush collection)