Thursday, March 23, 2006

Just because I can....
DH walks in on me this morning, as he is leaving for work. He stops in his tracks and starts laughing, "Are you starting another project?" I don't know how he guessed as I was only sitting in the middle of the floor with three of my stash bins opened. Yes, I'm starting a new project. Why? Just because I can. Just piddling, really. Or as my Aunt Isobel would say, noodling. Sometimes I just start things that I know I won't like, just because... I guess... because I can. They have no purpose. No destination. And no sense of color co-ordination. I just want to sew on something new that has no expectations. Do you ever do that? Sometimes I realize that it's the orneriness in me coming out. Like this little piece. I don't much care for doing borders and I said, "I'm going to do this thing." You'll notice, it's almost all borders- with 6 more to go. Why, why, why? There's already four borders and the silly thing is only 30 1/2." Which is now a major problem as the pattern says it should measure 29 1/2." So the next border isn't going to fit properly. And that leaves me annoyed. No, I had no expectations it would work out, but still, the mystery of how it all went wrong is ... perturbing. Is that a word? I think so.

11 comments:

Laurie Ann said...

Why why why can't I come up with color combinations like that? It's simply scrumptious, I wish I had a whole quilt with those colors. SIGH.

Sarah said...

Ok, Miss Ornery, this little wallhanging would look really cute hanging over my sewing table. When can I expect it in the mail? If you get really bored tonight, give me a call and I'll tell you about my day. The good news is Maddie is not hospitalized! The bad news is she has pneumonia.

Miss you!
Sarah

Dawn said...

I think it looks wonderful!

cher said...

looks great to me...could be a mistake in the pattern perhaps?? couldn't be something you did *vbs*

Sandra said...

I really love the colours you chose for this little quilt! Just make the previous border narrower :-)

Peni said...

It's great, Nina. The colors are AS USUAL FOR YOU outstanding in combination. I can see why you might not relish a set of 8-10 blocks worth, though. That would take a lot of mental energy...more than your mama could find for sure!

Maybe you should just start something else....er...er..er..

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Samantha said...

sorry you are perturbed, but the colors are awesome!

Tropical Screamer said...

You may have just been "noodling," but I absolutely love the colors and the pattern.

I'll be tickled if I can ever make anything that looks this pretty.

In fact, I'm going to go stare at the picture again.

Darilyn

Isobel said...

Nina,it is yummy! I always love your color combinations. You inspire me to get to work on the baby quilt I am making for a friends first great-grandchild. Wish me luck. I am planning a simple nine-patch with lots of blue in it.

Frances said...

well blue is my favourite colour so I love it,

Darcie said...

I love this little piddle (or noodle) of yours! So festive...fun...charming! (Just like you!) And I thought that the last border was your binding. (It could be, you know!)

And those floors! Goodness, how I love your floors!