Friday, July 29, 2016
Crazy Quilting Progress...
Here we are at the end of July in just two days and it seems the faster the Summer passes, then the slower my progress is on any of my current projects. And I have not been able to blog because Mr. C's expensive laptop he shared with me for blogging had a Hot Summer Meltdown and lost all of its ability to function. No contents and no screen to be seen. Heat Stroke of massive proportions. That was not a good thing. Mr. C has spent that last two weeks trying to bring it back to life and rebuild everything. This laptop is not only for our daily things and my blogging...it contained ALL of Mr. C's Hotrod programs, information on the Streamliner Motorcycle, information on each of our daily drivers and all the work he has done to get his exotic supercar to be able to pass California Smog. No...Not a good thing at all. He was devastated. Of course he had lots of it backed up and that was good. Right now I am creating my post on it to see if I can use it once again. Therefore I am choosing to update you on my uber slow progress on the Crazy Quilting project I am taking from Kathy Shaw's online CQ course. Here is her link. My photos can be clicked on to enlarge.
These seam treatments are the foundation stitches and will be added to and embellished in time. So far I do not have a comfort factor with colors and such since I don't have the overall design knowledge yet.
Ahhh...French Knots! Not my favorite stitch and not easy for me to do. Now this little row is over 300 French Knots and I still have issues with how to do them. I am aware that practice makes perfect and am hoping this is true here. I have over 400 French Knots completed and or done over now so I think I am completing practice and should be moving into perfect...yet I still struggle with such a small little easy stitch.
Here are some other seam treatments and remember this is only the basics. I am now working on Task 7 and it is really slow going for me. Mostly because I do not seem to have time for stitching. I shall persevere and keep going...no matter how long it takes me.
HOT here just like so much of every place across the states. Triple digits are not common for us however this has been a record setting summer. We are fortunate to have air conditioning and as much as I am not a fan we do have it on. Just stepping out the door takes your breath away with the heat blast. I usually like it hot but for some reason I am not tolerating it like I used to. Also I have gotten another Strep throat and feel miserable. First thing the doctor said to me, "Have you been around kids?" Why yes I have. We attended a very large picnic and I must have breathed in some germs. Mr. C also got sick but with a summer head cold. We are both very lazy and staying indoors and not doing much of anything. I pray for everyone (people and pets) to stay safe and hydrated.
I will have another little tatting to share with you soon. For now I shall let Mr. C know his laptop is working. Summer Sunshine Smiles and Embrace Creative Bliss...