I had so much fun piecing some crazy quilt blocks together last evening. I decided that I could make some smaller projects to give as Christmas gifts, but first I needed to practice on some blocks. I was really getting creative with colors - daring even. At one point I went to my mat to trim my square and realized that I couldn't see what I was doing.
I wear dollar store glasses for close work - magnifiers, really. Usually I pop them up on my head when I'm not using them, so when I reached up to pull them down, I was kind of surprised they were not there. I really needed to be able to see to use the rotary cutter so I hunted around until I found them.
There they were laying on my sewing chair - as flat as a pancake. Apparently I was so engrossed in my work that I sat on them - and didn't even realize I was sitting on them!
Not to worry - they were not broken and with some gentle pressure I was able to bend them back to their original shape - you know - the lens at a 90 degree angle from the arms! Ha! I was just saying I needed to get a couple more pairs of these as this one pair is overused for sure. Guess a trip to the dollar store is in store for the weekend.
After a couple of hours I had three 8 inch squares done. It was sort of like eating chocolate - once one starts it's very difficult to stop. It wasn't until this morning that I realized that I should have completed the block on a piece of muslin to anchor it.
Well I will remedy this on the next block, but in the meantime I intend to embellish these finished blocks tonight while sitting in front of the TV. I need to practice my embroidery and beading stitches anyway so might as well use my rejects for this purpose.
Note to self - read all instructions before starting a project!
I am my own worse enemy after all!