Sunday, March 13, 2005

Sideways

Example

I must find a quilting class... I have no idea what I'm doing and I'm quickly losing my patience. Sunday morning I finally figured out a space in the apartment that was big enough for me to lay out the quilt. Once again I forged ahead out of impatience instead of thinking about what I read in my book. I layed down the backing but didn't smooth it out and secure it to the floor. I didn't think to smooth out the batting either. By the time I thought about all of the wrinkles I had already layed down the top piece, smoothed it out and pinned everything together. My solution was to turn the whole thing over, smooth out the backing and repin. Not perfect...but an improvement. Then I starting basting. This is where I really got frustrated. I have no idea if I am doing it correctly and the book isn't much help. And it takes too LONG!!! Who has the patience for all of these steps? At this rate it could take me a week just to baste the quilt! ugh..

I know there is a good lesson in here somewhere... such as, good things come to those who wait... but I'm thinking that a class would be good just so I can find out if there are much easier and faster ways to do all these steps. Maybe quilting is just not for me...

I went to a yoga class on Saturday at the Big Bend Yoga Center. It was my first class in probably 3 years. It was fun. I liked the space it was in and the size of the class. I'm definitely sore today. Now I just have to figure out how to fit it into my schedule on a regular basis. I'm also thinking of training for a half marathon. I've been feeling really old, sore and creaky lately. Joints ache, muscles ache, no energy, etc. I must do something to make my body feel better. I know if I don't get in shape now it will only get harder as the years pass.

This was a movie weekend. We saw Sideways on Friday night which was good. Saturday night we rented The Manchurian Candidate with was also good. Right now Andrew is out watching The Aviator and we have another rental to watch called My Architect.

For now it's time to get back to my basting...

3 comments:

Lucy Tartan said...

Sara, I just looked you up on Flickr & saw this photo on there - so I've run over here to gush again! The quilt top is fabulous - congratulations. You're inspiring me to finish my own long-abandoned quilt.

funkyjunkie said...

Oh, you are much braver than I! The only things I can sew are fleece socks & hats, an infrequent curtain hem, wayward buttons on my husband's pants and hapless patches on jeans I cannot abandon. :)

I'm enjoying your blog & have linked it from mine. Gotta give props to the crafty types, right?! Take care!

chasmyn said...

Holy cow, your quilt looks wonderful!!!! You'll get it, I am sure. Just be patient with yourself. Look how far you've gotten!