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This is where I yap about the quilts I'm making, ideas for new quilts and little things about life that gets in the way.

So close but yet so far

I have advanced far enough of completing the "quilting" of the first row of my Crazy Rainbow Rows to have reached the final hoop area and even the final inches of stain glass edging to be sewn on.  I can't believe I didn't finish it last night.

I am so disappointed in myself about this.  I sat down yesterday about 5 pm to finish and forgot that I had to cook dinner.

So several hours later with dishes done, dogs fed and full belly I sit down once again to finish it.

I got about 1/2 way done at at 11 pm I  just could not keep my eyes open any longer.  My stitches were getting crooked and it was definitely time to call it a day.

So now I'm sitting here extremely bored at work with nothing to do but sit here and think gee I wish I was home that last hoop would be done by now!  It's almost like torture sitting here at work with nothing to do when so much is left undone at home. 

I am so much looking forward to pulling that hoop off, laying the quilt flat and getting a good view of how she looks in progress...ugh....another few hours.  I hope to be able to post a photo tomorrow the the complete row and how it looks in comparison to the other unifinished, un-stained glass edges.  I think you will all be surprised along with me at how much better the colors and fabrics pop with the lace, velvet and satin edges that I have applied to the purple row.  At least I certainly hope so, but you never know until it's off and sitting before your eyes.

Sew....anticipation for this evening fills every second of the the minutes are ticking away the moments that make up a dull day....

Published Mon, Jul 15 2013 11:01 AM by Jenia


# re: So close but yet so far@ Tuesday, July 16, 2013 8:01 AM

Jenia, I can't wait to see it!  I LOVE your crazy rainbow rows quilt that you've been working on.  I've been saving scraps for over a year now organized by color in hopes of doing something similar.  I can't wait to see your crazy rainbow rows!  :)  Be patient, you'll get there.  It's not a race and as far as I know, you don't have a deadline, right?

# re: So close but yet so far@ Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:14 AM

Hi Carolyn:  Wouldn't you know last night was one of those that I got home and passed out, nothing got done.  I received my birthday present to me which is the Block base software program and I didn't even load it on my computer.  I bicycled home in a wind storm and the stress from that just had me sleeping in the recliner before I knew what hit me.  Slept from after dinner until 10:30 went to bed when Jim woke me up and said honey you should come to bed.  I was once again so sorry that I didn't finish.    Thanks for your patience too :>)  I have no deadline, but I am so much looking forward to seeing it off the hoop even for just a moment.

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