Thursday, December 5, 2019

A little sewing -


Every day should be nice for the holidays -

No hurry -

Just sewing a column or two or three -

When I get the chance - ;))

Four are done so far -


With another two under the needle -


And - as long as I'm not in "cutting" mode -

It doesn't take much brain power -

And is very relaxing -

Especially at this time of the year -

With so much going on -

Since it's not a race anyway -

I'll take it nice and easy -

While I take time out to do other stuff -

It will all get done -

Sooner or later - LOL - ;))



Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -



Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Playtime -


First - my "puzzle" friend and I put this puzzle together last week -

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving -

A "Patchwork" quilt - so fun! - ;))



Sorry for the blurry photo - but it was a "Luxe" - 500 piece -


Then - over the weekend -

I played with cutting some of the strips for the Imperial Bargello -

The pattern is symmetrical - and - because I'm LEFT-handed - and cut from the RIGHT end of strips and panels - and NOT the LEFT - as the instructions state -

I had to come up with my own little plan -

I started with the RIGHT panel - and in the center of the pattern - then cut my strips in order all the way out to the outer edge - reading the pattern from LEFT to RIGHT - but cutting the strips BACKWARDS - from RIGHT to LEFT -


Then I "reversed" the order when I laid out the strips from LEFT to RIGHT - with the help of my little chart - reading from the center to the RIGHT of the diagram - and shifting the strips UP and DOWN as needed to make the design work -

This may sound confusing and not make much sense to those of you who are RIGHT-handed and can cut anything according to the instructions as written - but being LEFT-handed - I often need to compensate in one way or another - and this is just one of them. The "instructions" are usually pretty clear - it's the "directions" that mess me up at times - LOL - ;))


It looks like it's working nicely - so far -


But I haven't started to cut the LEFT panel yet -

So I don't know for sure what I need to do to get THAT one to come out correctly -

I should be able to lay it out like I did the RIGHT panel -

And then just go around to the other side of the kitchen island -

To cut it UPSIDE-DOWN and BACKWARDS -

Starting again in the center of the pattern - then cutting my strips in order all the way out to the outer edge - reading the pattern UPSIDE-DOWN from LEFT to RIGHT - and cutting the strips BACKWARDS - from RIGHT to LEFT -

But we'll have to wait to see if that will actually work -

Like it does in my head - LOL - ;))



Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -



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