Thursday, May 15, 2008

It's been a while

The last couple of weeks have gone by quite quickly since Paducah. The workload at my job has picked up and the kids' activities have also. Not to mention the house is a pig sty and I added another project to my every growing list of UFO's! In my defense, though, this one would be complete now if not for well, me.

I've decided to create a quillow for a friend's daughter in honor of her making her First Communion. Took a while to pick/create a simple pattern for reasons unknown to me since I basically used pinwheels and framed theme blocks. I'm using fleece for the backing so no batting necessary. Finally, for the pillow part, I planned to embroider a little quote she wrote in a letter to Jesus on the upcoming event and add the date.

Last night, after 3 hours at the machine, I realized I will have to work most of the weekend or give up on the quote part. This is not going well at all. Work and sleep (darn that sleep!) interfered with my ability to whip out the top quickly and now my inexperience with the emroidery functions on my machine are slowing me down elsewhere. I hate to give up on the quote though... I suppose it's time to reach out to my online friends and other owners of the machine to see if they can assist.

Regardless, it's good to be back.

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