Thursday, December 31, 2020

Final layout -

Up on the design wall - 
For my Upstairs/Downstairs - Iris/Rose Mix -  
With a few minor changes - 
The first column shows what will be DIAGONAL Rows #1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 
The top row shows what will be DIAGONAL Rows #1 - 8 - 7 - 6 -
This pattern is designed in DIAGONAL rows - 

But I sew it in columns - 

Starting with the BOTTOM row - 
Because I "web" my tops "with a twist" - LOL - 
HORIZONTAL ROW #8 and #7 are on the ironing board - 
Ready to sew - to make my "columns" - 
The top of the blocks is on the right -
Partially webbed - 

Now for the "VERTICAL" seams - 
And then it will be a top - 

Here's the final top -
Ta Dah!! - 

It still looks a little "pixelated" -
But the darker diagonals down the middle - 
Seem more pleasing to my eye - 

I like how the light greens are sprinkled here and there - 
But those light lavenders stuck out no matter where I put them -
And I didn't want them in a straight line - 
So I decided to put them in an odd-numbered row - 
And stick them in the corners - LOL -

 And here it is upside-down - LOL - 

This post is scheduled to "go live" at 12:30AM on December 31, 2020 - 

So I made it before the end of the year - YAY me!!! -
I suppose I should thank my phone/internet/TV service for going out - 
And giving me an excuse and extra time to SEW more than usual - 
But I don't wanna - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Moving along -

The past two days have been a blur - 

With no phone and no internet - 

At least I had POWER and my sewing machine worked - 

So - with nothing else to do - 

No blogs to read -
No emails to answer -
No games to play with friends - 
No sites to "surf" - 

No "chores" that required phone calls or internet access -


And then I SEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWED some more - 

And - I don't remember which day I sewed what -
And - I'm not sure I could ever do it again - 

But the blocks are done - 

All 48 of them!!!!!! - ;))

Set #1 - 2 - 

 Set #3 - 4 -

 Set #5 - 6 -

Set #7 - 8 -

All pressed nice and neat - 

And in a pile - 

First layout on the design wall - 

But I didn't like it - so I took it down - 

Tomorrow is another day - 

I'll try again in the morning -

After I answer my emails from the last two days - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Murphy -

Has been messing with me - ;))
Murphy's Law - if anything can go wrong - it will - LOL -

This year I wanted to try to post something EVERY day - 

And I was SO close before I got tripped up - 
This might not be my "regular" 12:30 AM post - 
But it IS a post for December 29, 2020 -
So I barely made it - ;))
I woke up yesterday morning - Monday -
Made my coffee - turned on my computer -
And picked up the phone to make my first call of the day -
To see - "No Line" - WHAT?!?!? -
No dial tone - no phone - GREAT!! -
Computer - no internet access - TERRIFIC!! - 
BOB may or may not have added some naughty words - LOL - ;))

My phone - internet - and TV are all provided by the same company - 

One goes out - they ALL go out - bummer!! -

So - one of my neighbors was kind enough to call the company for me - 

The soonest a technician could come out would be Wednesday afternoon - 

REALLY?!?!? -
The customer service representative said she would try to get someone out as soon as possible - if someone cancelled - or if a technician became available sooner -

Turned out he showed up about an hour ago - 

And fixed whatever it was -
(I'm not that tech savvy to understand ANY of it - just FIX it - OK?
 I don't need details!) -

And I'm up and running - YAY!! - 

BOB wants to know how they expect me to call for a repair if my phone is out - 

And how I'm supposed to "go online" for tech support if I have no internet access - 

And why they call me with the status of my "ticket" -
Without giving me a "ticket" number - 
On MY number which doesn't work -
Instead of the number my neighbor provided as a contact number - 
BECAUSE my number doesn't work - ?!?!?!? -
Just sayin - LOL - ;))
By the way - I did some more sewing while I had nothing else to do - LOL - 
And I'll try to get that together for my "regularly scheduled programming" -
To go "live" at 12:30 AM tomorrow morning - 
For now - because every post needs at least ONE photo - 
Here's one of the strata all cut and sorted on the cookie sheet - ;))
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 

Monday, December 28, 2020

Marathon Sewing Day -

All of the strata are sewn -

For my Upstairs/Downstairs - Iris/Rose Mix -  
These from last time - 
And these - before dinner - 

And these - after dinner - 

So - all sixteen strata were sewn -
Before I went to bed last night - 

I'm a night owl -  

So staying up late is just fine with me - 
But BOB doesn't DO mornings -
And thinks that "Good Morning" is an oxymoron - 
So - don't ask me to get up early - 
I'll pretend I didn't hear you - LOL - ;))
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Puzzle day -

I spent a good part of the day putting together a puzzle - 
That I received as a Christmas present - 
Buffalo Games and Puzzles -
Vivid Collection - Window Lilies - 
300 pieces - 
Last night - 
After I scheduled my post for this morning -
To show you the GREEN top - 
I dug out another set of 20-strip jelly rolls - 
For another Upstairs/Downstairs top - 
This time it's a collection called "Iris/Rose Mix"

And it has some pretty colors - 

Which sorted nicely into four piles of five each - 

So I made my eight different combinations for the blocks - 

Stayed up late - 
And sewed together some of the strata before I went to bed - 
And some more this afternoon - 

Just because these things are like potato chips - 

I can't stop making them - 

And I want to see if I can get ONE more done - 
Before the end of the year - ;))

If I can get the rest of the strata sewn and cut tomorrow -
Put off doing some "chores" -
And then try to double up on the number of blocks I make in one day - 

I just might make it - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Green - Saturday - #7 - 8 -

First - I hope everyone had a VERY Merry Christmas - 

I spent mine very quietly sewing - 

And made quite a bit of progress -
Thursday I sewed the last two sets of blocks - 
For my Upstairs/Downstairs - Christmas - GREEN -  

And yesterday - 
When I had a pile of blocks - 
I couldn't wait to start webbing it - 

So - 

Since you have all been SO patient - 
Here is the final top - 
Ta Dah!! - 

 And here it is upside-down - LOL - 

I tried a "collage" for the first time - below -
So you could compare the RED one on the top - 
To the GREEN one on the bottom -  
I like how the RED in the bottom photo - 
Refuses to let the GREEN be dominant - LOL - ;))
Both tops have the SAME fabrics - from identical jelly rolls -
Both tops have the SAME fabrics in the SAME strata - for the blocks - 
Both tops have the SAME blocks in the SAME order - for the layout -
The ONLY difference between the two tops is -

The placement of the two RED strips and the two GREEN strips - 

Were REVERSED when I sewed each strata for the second one - 

This pattern never ceases to amaze me - 
I like the surprise at the end - 
I really don't know how some of these are going to turn out - 
Until I see them done -
And that's always FUN - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 


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