Monday, September 12, 2016
They went together SO smoothly. I completed both in two days after my FIL came home from the hospital and before he passed.
Kathy immediately sent me the instructions for the final block which was Paper Pieced. Auggghhh. You see that Not A Word in the comics a lot. Well, anyway you do in Snoopy. I'm pretty sure it translates to "I just can't get into this paper pieced block and I know I never really will".
Then my FIL passed and I had to clear the dining room table of everything that didn't belong there.
I don't know when I actually decided to call the class done for me, but it is.
Someone mentioned on their blog that they were washing and pressing all of their fabrics. At the time I thought "Are they crazy?" Well that got a little seed growing and all of a sudden when I was doing loads of laundry...you know the not really dirty things...I would throw a few pieces of fabric in a laundry bag and toss it in the wash.
You can't press that much fabric with your iron...not me anyway. The next post will show you the best present Terry ever gave me. And I never asked for it. He just found it all on his own. I may have not even known it existed back then. I'll show you in the next post.
I read an article about the Pro and Con of washing fabric before you stitch blocks. I have always washed fabric before I sewed clothes so for me it was a no brainer. So tell me what you think or what YOU do. And while you are thinking about that, let me know how you sort your fabric because that is certainly the next step in the process of washing and pressing.
I'm back in the swing of posting again. Thank you to every one that continues to maintain a blog and to every one that leaves comments here. I absolutely LOVE the blog community and ALL of the friends I have made through belonging.