Friday, July 11, 2014

Week in Review, plus a few days....

Yeah, sorry about that.  I try to keep you informed and post at least once a week.  Apparently the past ten days have been too much.  Really, too much rain, thunder, and lightning.

I don't quilt during storms, or just before storms, or just after storms... you have all read about my lightning issues, if not, they are numerous, and just know we don't get along... all quilting stops and everything gets unplugged.  Here are just a couple of pics to keep you amused:

 So, yeah, its been like every day, for more than just the normal hour or so.  Needless to say, I'm not getting a lot done over here.  I finished one client quilt (over on the other blog).  I have been trying to work on True Colors, I've managed to get most of the detail stitching done, which is hard only quilting an hour or so at a time -- lots of this:

Love the difference in quilted vs not quilted areas from the side

So, I'm not sure what is to blame, but some of my backtracks have been seriously off on this quilt. And by off I mean totally not even close.  I'm sure it has something to do with the black thread on the black fabric, all while looking through white chalky markings with water soluble thread in the way. And I'm also sure it has a lot to do with the fact that my monovision contact prescription has changed.  My near vision eye has changed and it is becoming increasingly difficult to focus on the small stuff.  I have an appointment, but in the meantime there is a deadline looming and this quilt must get finished. It may not be everything I want it to, which explains why my self-doubt phase is sneaking in early on this project.  I foresee some future bobbin work to correct some of my *oopsies*, also known as blind misses on my back tracks.  That will be another day, another post, if it does happen.  Sometimes you just take the not-so-perfect and let it stay... kinda like us.  We'll have to see, not today, so no need to worry about it now.

Oh, and with all this storm dodging I'm behind on starting my next client quilt -- hope that happens later this evening... keep your fingers crossed, but not for too long, because that would probably hurt.

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