Is that the same as chasing a Squirrel?
Y'all already know I am incorrigible. A little bit (or maybe a lot) OCD. Capable of multitasking. A great procrastinator. Lazy to a fault -- wait, that doesn't fit with the rest - but it's true. Especially lazy about things I don't want to do -- like call my insurance carrier about some coverage, or write a check for my Target bill, or call someone I don't know ...
Anyway, I had great plans to work on borders yesterday. I mean, how hard can that be? Cut four (well, maybe six or eight) strips of fabric and sew four seams -- four very
long seams with lots
of pinning involved ...
Put that in the category of Things I Don't Want To Do.
So my alternative was to pull out a very old UFO and determine my status. To be honest, I had a reason. There is a new Quilt Along for Gypsy Wife (now closed to any new members), and I thought this would be a great opportunity to wrap up this UFO.
|Gypsy Wife - status as of 2/25/19|
I had started working on another Jen Kingwell pattern, Long Time Gone, sometime in 2017 when I saw a lot of chatter on line about another of her patterns, Gypsy Wife. It looked to me like an assortment of blocks in many sizes strewn across a bunch of strips of fabric. I needed something to occupy my time that August while helping my SIL between her cataract surgeries, so I started making random blocks in various sizes.
I received the pattern as a Christmas gift in 2017 and started assembly in January 2018. It had not been out of the box again until Sunday. Imagine my joy when I discovered I had already completed Section One, the QAL assignment for February!
|Gypsy Wife, section one|
The trouble with these Jen Kingwell patterns that use a lot of scraps is my work surface looks like a bomb has gone off on it with all the strips, bits, and pieces everywhere. As long as the parts are out, why not keep working on it? Next thing I knew, I had Section Two together.
|Gpysy Wife - Section Two|
And today I wrapped up Section Three and added it to the other two.
|Gypsy Wife - Status 2/26/19|
I hesitate to be critical, but I feel I should advise any wannabees that as a pattern, this one leaves a LOT to one's imagination. Definitely not a beginner project.
With that said, I'll leave you with two of today's images:
|Morning view from the breakfast table|
|View from my sewing machine|