Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Day of Dismals

The "ho-hum" and lazy-dazy and "hey, it's Halloween" bugs hit this week.  That and some unexpected, disappointing things kept me from blogging.  

While I was getting ready for a quilting retreat, I thought I was way ahead of things as far as organizing so I'd be ready to work on the planned quilt.  Everything seemed to be going well.  I had been putting elements in plastic bags and labeling them.  Then I turned to look at the single complete block I had to check again how many parts I would need for the entire quilt.  This is to be a king-sized quilt made up of 24" blocks: 5 patterned blocks, 4 solid blocks, and borders.  All of a sudden I realized I had been thinking I needed pieces for only 3 more block when I needed enough for four more.  It may not seem like a lot, but it adds up to over 150 pieces for one patterned block.  Being off even one block is daunting.

Then today I went to painting class, and I hadn't done any painting at all this week.  I really am having difficulty getting back into my pre-renovation schedule, and it can't be chalked up to that any more.  Anyway, I did go and I did paint, and no, I'm not going to show you because once again, I have nothing worth showing you.  There are at least 9 studies for this painting, and they're all pretty awful.

However, I am stubborn, and by golly, I'll work on it some more!


  1. I marvel at your persistence. I find three tries are the limit. Maybe that explains why so many of my painting miss the mark. I now am committed to making a portrait of grandson Dylan since I already made paintings for his two siblings which hang on their bedroom walls. The beauty of the fall calls to me, but once again I will be diverted into some other project. And the leaves will be gone by the time I'm ready to turn my attention to them. However, if I'm happy with Dylan's portrait, it will be well worth the effort.

  2. wow! I am really late reading this. Bet you're happy all those big blocks are done!!