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Notice how different In Full Bloom looks with the coping as sashing... and it will sew together FLAT!

Notice how different In Full Bloom looks with the coping as sashing… and it will sew together FLAT!

I was gearing up to write about my week of quilting as I usually do, but I didn’t do it in the morning (which is when I usually try to write.)

For some reason, I had trouble sleeping and, basically, tossed and turned in the dark until 3 or 4 in the morning.

Of course, when it was time to get up, it was too cold! Two days ago we had 60 degree (F) weather, and this morning we had snow (again.)

So I was running late.

Everything I did, I did too slowly or it just didn’t work and I had to redo it. Everything I wrote, I had to rewrite and, even then, I wondered if a fourth grader without a dictionary wouldn’t have written it better.

Japanese Indigo samples given to me by a friend to make a quilt with.  Trying to see if I can combine them with these blocks in some sort of "strippy" design.

Japanese Indigo samples given to me by a friend to make a quilt with. Trying to see if I can combine them with these blocks in some sort of “strippy” design.

It was just one of those days.

I was scheduled to visit Cricket and the Beast. I had wanted to get there a little early, knowing that Cricket had an appointment.

Of course, I ended showing up 10 minutes LATER than I usually do.

We’ll just let a veil cross over the screen rather than go into my trials and tribulations with the tension, the batting and the two seams I actually got to sew (which will probably have to be torn out.)

You know, some days it’s just better not to leave the house.

As for my piecing projects: In Full Bloom is now in one piece.  I have to decide on a border.

I was thinking of funky, machine appliqued flowers, but I am just about the worst machine appliquer imaginable. I’m actually better (and faster) at hand applique.

I could do the funky flowers in spool “pots.”  I did a wall hanging that was raffled off a couple of years ago with dimensional flowers  in the spool pots and I thought it looked very cute. I’m not sure it would work as a border, though.

A new discovery for me: this little hanger came with some new socks I bought.  It's the perfect width to keep border strips organized and handy.

A new discovery for me: this little hanger came with some new socks I bought. It’s the perfect width to keep border strips organized and handy.

Cross Roads is still in one piece, but now I’m putting on an inner border to give the proper dimensions so the pieced outer border will fit.  It’s sort of like the coping sashing I did for In Full Bloom, but on a bigger scale.

Got Dots is on the long arm, as whined about early.  …moving on…

To try and get some enjoyment back in my life after such a dreadful day, I started playing with some indigo wovens a friend of mine bought me.  I don’t know where she got them (probably San Francisco), but they are from Japan. Not sure that they are “vintage” though.

I’m thinking of putting them all in the same quilt and calling it Mood Indigo.

You know, after looking at what I’ve been doing for the past week, I feel much better about my bad day. After all, it’s only one day and tomorrow I get another chance at a good day.

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