Tuesday, February 19, 2013

dust yourself off and try again, try again

we're on day 40 of twenty thirteen and do you know how many days my husband has been in town this year?


nine days.

nine whole days.

so, yes. i'm a bit crazy. but that's okay, because i'm already crazy anyway so what's a bit more added to it?

unless, of course, you want to discuss trying to potty train a particular two-and-a-half-year-old who thinks it's hella funny to pee on the carpet and watch mama throw a hissy fit.

but i think that's a story for another day.

or no other day at all, quite frankly.

so, hey. remember this? 

i actually started that in february 2011. as in, two years ago.

and today?

well. i'm stuck.

no, wait. not really stuck. maybe more hmmm... trying to get over my anger. yes! that's better. getting over my anger.

you see, not every square lined up perfectly.

(shock! horror! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!)

then, my experience with the long arm quilter was less-than-desirable.

then, i totally jacked up my binding.

then to make matters worse, i got really angry and really jacked up the binding.

(you may want to click to make bigger to see)

and yes, i totally, completely realize i am BLOWING THIS ALL WAY OUT OF PROPORTION, but lo - i have set this quilt aside for over a year out of anger.

if that doesn't highlight my ability to be a stick-in-the-mud spoil-sport i don't know what does.

so, now i've taken it out of hiding, and i will finish it.

but first, i will finish this:

this is my modern quilt guild madrona road challenge quilt (say that three times fast).

due to life (ahem) it wasn't completed by the january 31st deadline - but! i have high hopes of finishing the hand binding and having it all ready for the next kansas city MQG meeting in march.

i even bought a package of color catching thingamabobs today, in good faith.


Sarah Jackson said...

It looks fabulous! And the other one will be fine. Really. (also I really love those Clover binding clips for sewing on binding. Just FYI.

Angelina said...

I have a quilt that I have been working on for 5 years now. I want to finish it but I feel daunted and have to make clothes first. I'd like to know what Clover binding clips are. Also - I love the fabric with the houses on it!! I think this is going to be a great finished quilt. (If you can't bear to look at it when you're done you can give it to me and I'll love it for all time)

Kerrie McLoughlin said...

god,i wish i was creative like you and created cool things that keep people warm!