WordPress and I are not yet friends.  I came over here, enticed and seduced by the lovely clean graphics, etc and I find myself wandering, lost.  I have promised myself that a significant block of time will be devoted, this weekend, to getting my blog up and beautiful.  I have a few patterns that I have created that need to be translated into PDF form – patterns that I want to share, patterns that I think you may enjoy.  

So I came home from work and settled in for a bit with my Granny Squares quilt on my lap, unhooped.  I am quilting this piece by hand with a variegated cotton yarn that I discovered in my LYS.  I am using a size 5 embroidery needle, but the quilting is slow and laborious – the thickness of the cotton batt combined with my backing is making the quilting a challenging event rather than the peaceful meditative exercise that I’d hoped for.  Perhaps the thread is too thick, but it seemed to be a perfect match to the floss that I am used to (perle 8)  Maybe the backing is the culprit- a white on white flocked muslin covered in a daisy pattern, fresh, and alluring.  It’s probably the combination of all three, something that I hadn’t counted on, something that I WILL plod through!  When I stopped to make a salad for Scott I hacked through my thumb with the gorgeous serrated salami knife that my sister gave me for Christmas.  If and when the bleeding stops I will take up the Granny again.  I’m all about the process.  


This is my Bella – a good and true friend in the studio who never objects to the devises I use for window propping.  I am getting ready to spruce up this space and replace these windows which may be older than God.  More frustrations … old houses … prepare yourself for arduous work AND disappointment!


My latest fancy – sorry that the image is upside down.  I am quite enamored with all things texty.  Solid backgrounds never did it for me and thanks to so many brilliant fabric designers, I’ll never have to look back!


About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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4 Responses to frustration

  1. mariajhmom says:

    Hang in with WordPress!!! All this tech stuff takes away from valuable crafting time! It will get easier though.


  2. Denise says:

    Jody, I’ve been using WordPress for years and find it very customizable and fun to design. Try the widgets. Write if you need help. Hope your thumb recovers fast. Love your work!


  3. pratima says:

    Thank you for your sweet comments on the blog. I didn’t have your email Id to reply directly. Your blocks with text prints are totally fun!
    So sorry about your finger. I hope it is healing well. Take care!


  4. Hi Jody! I hope your finger heals up soon. Almost everyone who comes to eat at my house or that help me in the kitchen are disappointed by our dull set of old knives. I am famous for cutting my fingers too, especially if someone is talking to me or I am distracted. Now that I am on blood thinners I have to be very serious about it. The last little accident sent me to the emergency room. New sharp knives really scare me. Your quilt is beautiful, it sounds like you are going to have another masterpiece when you are done. Your kitty is adorable. I just posted some new pics of Barkley. I like your new blog very much. I hope you have a lovely evening ahead! With Love, Delisa 🙂


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