October 31, 2008

From Caron

Here are the rules for being tagged:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Put the rules on the blog.
3. Write 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

6 Random things about me:
1) I’m legally blind. I lost vision in my left eye when I was 19 months old after an accident with a shard of glass. I’ve had countless surgeries on it, over the past 26 years and it’s still there but it doesn’t work.

2) My best friend just had a baby and I think she’s selfish (the baby) for monopolozing time that could be spent talking to me about petty nonsensical things.

3) When I got my quilt back from Innovations I had comments from two teachers. One of them was Karen McTavish who gave me all excellents, but I let a bunch of satisfactories from someone I’ve never heard of that has no picture of her own work on her website influence how I felt about my quilts. That is how I roll.

4) I relish in other people getting bad news. I feed off of it. I don’t necessarly think that makes me a bad person, I’m just more honest than most.

5) Despite accomplishing more in the first twenty-six years of my life than most people do in their entire lives I don’t think either of my parents have ever said they’re proud of me. 90% of what I do in my life is just an attempt to get them to say it.

6) When I was about eight I was going through my dad’s stuff and found a letter my mom wrote him the day before I was born. It was about how everything was going to be okay and she was sure I was the son he wanted. I was born and my dad promptly had a vacestomy because he finally had a son to play ball with.  I’ve never played sports in my life and most likely never will and everytime I talk to him I wonder about how much of a disappointment I must be.

designing.

October 20, 2008

After staring at this top for the better part of a week, I finally sat down and started to draw out my motifs. Sheesh.

3 to go.

October 7, 2008

Wow, I feel like I’ve been working on this top forever.  3 more borders and this bad boy is good to go

I’m really liking how the purple came out. I’m offically done with making half square triangles for this quilt woohoo.

It’s getting better.

I would like a ruler and extended base for christmas plz santa? Seriously though, I can probably do it better freehand than if i even attempted ruler work.

The feather swag in the brown was the first thing I did on this quilt. I had two guys here fixing the celiling in my kitchen and then were both hovering over me

It’s so much more palatable now.

I’m loving these huge feathers in the border. They’re so fun to quilt. Also I’ve marked like nothing on this quilt cept for the border spines. So. Much. Fun.

If I could figure out why my bobbin sounds like Rush Limbaugh I’d be pretty happy.