I just want to get my new block up today. Since I am in the midst of my monthly "woman time", me expounding on more topics may be a bad idea. I have never done appliqué before so was a little nervous for C-9, "Jane's Tears". I finally got that illusive freezer paper and WOW, it is amazing. What did people do before freezer paper. It makes Jane's quilt even more amazing. I messed up on the first block I prepared, but it was easy to set up a second one since you can reuse the freezer paper over and over. It really stays on there, helped by my brand new 10$ iron. I had no idea how to proceed. Anina said to use the whipping stitch, no idea what that was and I couldn't find a good illustration for using it on reversed appliqué. The first tear went slow but suddenly....I got it! Like a flash of lightening, it all made sense. I flew through the last 3 tears and am ready for more. Bring it on reversed appliqué, I can take you!
They are redoing the floors in the front hallway of our building, meaning we have to use the back door for 3 days. We went to try our key to make sure it worked and NOPE. So George, our eccentric and trusty super decided he would replace it, not knowing it was a dead bolt. He is one of those save everything and use what you have before getting a new one kind of guys, so he spent all day trying to jimmy a new lock before deciding he needed a whole new dead bolt. That took about 6 hours, meanwhile, the back door was wide open to the 32 degree weather. We both had 3 sweatshirts, a hat and a scarf on all day and were still freezing. I should have told him I just wont leave the house and we'll fix the lock in the summer. Uhhhh. See, this is what I meant by expounding on subjects!
This was my breakfast, lunch and dinner yesterday. The husband tried to intervene, and quickly backed away. I will have my cake! Next week we'll talk about vegetables. I know you ladies understand. I am off to start todays block, A-7, "Dads Plaids". Then I will be all caught up. This group is great. I would never be able to do this without it! Have a good weekend everyone!