I just entered my first online give away today. I just couldn’t pass it up! It can be found at http://www.pigtalesandquilts.com/2009/04/give-away-time.html 30 fat quarters!?! Wow! Itr would come just at a great time!
A has put me on a fabric buying hold for now so my rule of not moving onto the next quilt before finishing the first has gone out the window. I only have backing fabric for two of the quilts and they are low on my list. Lately I have been working on my Aunt J’s quilt. I have been making a ton of mistakes and will tell her that, but how else can one learn? I HAVE to practice half square triangles and getting them all consistent. I need to figure out where I am going wrong, is it in the cutting, the pairing up of the two halves or the stitching? I think I am going to look for a pattern that has a bunch of triangles when I am done with my current projects and take my time, maybe it will only be a wall hanging (to give away) or a lap quilt but something that I can really focus on that one skill.
Other quilts that are in various states: I made a Christmas throw quilt with Moda’s “Isn’t Christmas Jolly?” charm packs. That was fun! I need to figure out the backing and wait to buy that. I also finished the top for R’s big girl bed…Dora!! It turned out really well! I can’t wait to finish it and get it on her bed.
In pregnancy news…nothing really exciting to report. A knows the gender as do many of my co-workers, but if someone tells me they have to put in one week of night duty. Adam was only tempted to tell me once thus far (we’ve known for 3 or 4 weeks now…or he’s known rather) but I can’t get night duty out of him. I am having a lot of pelvic pain and am generally achy but I guess that’s to be expected. Thus far no new stretch marks, and I don’t think I’ve gained much though this past month may have been a lot since I’ve been out of town for work and not eating home food.
Nothing else really to report money is a huge problem right now, but that’s nothing to new, just overwhelming right now. I don’t even know where to begin or what to do or…oh it’s bad. I hate money and I hate money problems. Each cycle gets worse and worse for us and I am at the end of my rope.