Nag, nag, nag...
Do my girlfriends actually think that I wouldn't show them a picture of that batik quilt, if I had that option? I assure, nothing could be further from the truth! I am having internet problems. I really wanna show you, honest! After 10 attempts, over a 10 hour period, I finally got one picture uploaded. It's enough to take the fun out of the entire thing. I had the boys help me take a picture of the batik quilt, but it has been so dark and gloomy here lately, the picture turned out too dark- it just needs more light.
This quilt is bright enough to stand on it's own during gloomy weather. I bought this top at an antique shop, for my birthday. I am not sure what the pattern is, are you? It's kind of unusual- ALL inset seams. It was all hand-pieced during the 1950's- it's actually labeled! (Thank you "Grandmother P.") I quilted it, last weekend. Just big ole random baptist fans. Utilitarian. I even got the binding on and now I have a Valentine's Day quilt. It's bright and cheery and I'm liking it. While my time at the computer has been a study of...frustration and patience, my time in the quilting room has been stellar.
I've been in a "just deal with it" mood. Ever do that? Stop your whining and do it! First, I decided that I needed to go through my stash of quilt tops and organize them. I now have 12 quilt tops, with the properly sized backings, all ready to go onto the frame. I had the backing fabrics, but most of them needed to be pieced, and let's face it, one more step in the way of quilt-finishing-progress, I didn't need. I even made binding for most of them. I measured the tops and pinned the size to them, so when it comes time to quilt, it'll be easier to get going to that.
Then I have been finishing quilt tops- I am surprised, then again, not so surprised, at how many quilt tops I have that are "almost" done. Just need borders, or all the blocks are finished and need putting together. So I have been chipping away at that. And I have gotten several done. I have a bad habit of getting tired of a project once I can literally see how it is going to turn out. The mystery is gone, so it gets stashed on the shelf, half-forgotten. I have been doing alot of mental knuckle-rapping over the past week- no new projects until some of the old are done. I need a new project like I need another hole in the head. So I got the tunes crankin' and I'm crankin' out quilts. Speaking of cranky...
(I would like to seague- for just a moment and say, "NETZERO, IF I WERE A KILLER- YOU'D BE A GONER!!" It would be a crime of passion, to be sure. Am I living in America? Why can't I get DSL? "VERIZON, NORTH HENRY COUNTY DESERVES DSL!!" Dial-up is for the birds! No, I don't feel any better. Do any of you have connections with them? sigh. Just so aggravating. I know they can't control the weather and Verizon's fried phone lines and power output is governed by laws... I am learning so much useless information. And all I want to do is upload a picture during normal business hours. Am I being unreasonable? I am paying for highspeed connection that is only available for mere seconds at a time- a refund would be reasonable. Just hope that little temper tantrum diatribe gets snapped up on somebody's search engine! And then, the only other option is satelite- guess what happens during high winds to that? Yep. Guess where I live? On a high prairie that is continually pommeled by high winds- especially during October through May... at $80 a month for that...Different boat, same story and I am starting to get sea sick.)
Am I as grouchy as I sound? Only with the internet. And so I am headed back out to my "happy place." I have 300, 2 7/8" blocks that need squaring up. I'm gonna deal with it!