Kite #2 – done!

I finished my second of the four “kites” or corners for my Dear Sammy Jane quilt. It was fun putting on the embroidered writing. I kept a space for the number of pieces and for the finished date. I’m glad I chose this deep burgundy for this block. I love tan and burgundy together. I added more writing on mine than Jane put on hers, but that’s okay! It’s my quilt, not hers!
I also think I am going to design a few of my own blocks to use in the quilt as well.

Do you ever get those days when it seems no matter what you sew, it just doesn’t work out? I was working on the BOW (Block of the Week) last night, and it was driving me nuts! I wanted to do it in a stripe fabric, but in paper piecing, my brain had a hard time deciding how to make the stripes all go the same direction. I got half of the block pieced, and when I put it together, it looked awful. It’s in my trash bucket, and I will be hand piecing the block tonight and fussy cutting it. Geesh! AND, the night before last I worked on sewing the other sleeve for Sammy’s christening gown. The lace looked beautiful… then I discovered I sewed the top row of INSET lace in the wrong place!!! Fortunately, I hadn’t cut out behind the lace when I discovered it, so I took that row of lace off. It left little holes from the sewing needle where the lace was. I think a row of mini pink ribbon will go nicely there, and on the other sleeve to match.

I think we all get those kinds of days. For me, I can only take the frustration so long. Quilting is supposed to be fun, so when that happens, I just stop what I’m doing and go do something else that is NON sewing. I figure, if God wanted me sewing right then, it would work out right. Not meant to be, so MOVE ON!

Hope you have a great sewing day, and that everything works out as planned… His plan!

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