It's just been one of those weeks. The type of week where I feel like my most prominent thought was; "why me?!" I have even been crying over spilled milk, literally, ask Charlie. I can't think of one thing that made me feel this way, but can think of multiple little things that just seemed to add up and finally put me over the edge. The last straw came when my sewing machine went on the fritz. That was on Tuesday. I decided to wait it out, hope that it would fix itself. Wednesday I tested it out, but it was still messed up. So I fiddled around a little, bought different thread, re-threaded, adjusted the tension, put the tension back where it was, blew some dust away, flipped the switch back and forth. But alas it was still messed up. I think this was the point where I cried over spilled milk and went to bed at about 7:30. Yesterday the only thing getting me through the day was hoping that my sewing machine would work when I got home. But did it? Nope you guessed it. I thought to myself, "WHY ME!!! I can't even sew, I hate my life!" Luckily, I did what I always do when I feel this way, I called my Mum. Little did I know how much better I would feel, I guess I should have called her back on Tuesday. Not only did she boost my mood she also helped me to fix my sewing machine. Who would have known that one simple sentence; "try turning the needle 180 degrees", would solve my biggest problem. Once the machine was fixed, and we had gossiped about nearly everyone we know, I got back to sewing.
On Sunday, much to the good judgement part of my brain's dismay, I began another quilt. With my machine fixed I was able to finish the top.
I used some fat quarters and also a charm pack that I bought back in September (ek) and also a twin sized flat sheet. I realized that those are much cheaper to buy than yardage, especially of a solid color. The triangles were really quite simple to make. I used the 2 squares into 4 triangles trick that Lorelei taught me a few years ago.
I think this is the best job I have ever done of matching points. Ever. However, it is rather small and I am trying to think of border ideas that will still maintain interest in the triangles, yet add width and height to the size of the top. Any ideas are welcome, and in case it is important I still have a lot of blue sheet left and quite a bit of scraps of the patterned fabric.
And here are the little presents I made for my friends for Valentine's Day. I made them out of scraps and stuffed them with batting and lavender. I hope my friends like them.
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P.S . Thanks for all your help Mum. xoxo