Once I finished Simply Luscious
you'd have thought my One Block Wonder would come along quickly.
But you would be wrong.
I seriously underestimated how much time it would take
to turn my nicely pressed rows
into a quilt top.
(or at least the center of one...)
All that matching of points and pinning.
I was slower than a couple of my boys
when it's time to clean.
(Sorry; that's the slowest thing I could think of.
"Slower than molasses"
just doesn't adequately describe my speed.
or lack thereof...)
Progress was so agonizingly slow
that I was beginning to dread working on it
and even avoided it for a couple days.
Which is just ridiculous.
So I gave myself a stern talking to this morning,
and set to work.
Things were moving along at a decent clip
when Jeremiah came in from letting out the chickens
and told me he thought one of our red hens was dead.
I went out to the coop,
which, up until this point has never been breached by a predator
other than a snake,
and found not one,
but two murdered hens.
One was my beautiful black and gold mama
that was setting on 8 golden eggs.
I am just so sad and mad and sad!
I didn't have the heart to pick up my sewing
when I got back in the house,
so progress came to a screeching halt.
Tuesday afternoons during the summer,
the kids go to a play day at church,
which means I have several hours to myself.
Not wanting to waste those precious hours wallowing in sadness,
I gave myself yet another stern talking to
and sat down with the pins again.
I wasn't moving as fast as I was earlier,
I managed to finishing pinning,
and press the blocks
into four 4 row sections.
I'll get them all sewn together.
(And hopefully, there will be no news
of another massacre in the coop.)
Linking up with cross-stitching Lee and the ladies