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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Do Not Panic


I'm working on my Crabapple pieced border. I put my pieces up on the design wall. I count how many more I need to make. I need to cut more muslin strips. I'm using only muslin as my background. I go to the background fabric drawer. I can't find a piece of muslin. Not one little piece! Panic......... I look in my strip drawers......nothing! Serious Panic.....

Wait!!! I have all my background strings in a bin, maybe just maybe, there will be muslin in there! Eureka! I've struck muslin gold!

Now I need to add some colors. At least that part is easy peasy! So 40 minutes later (I have been using the timer set at 20 minutes and started it twice. That makes me a timer cheater. snicker!!), I think I have enough 3 patches to make the remaining 4 sections of 3 patches that I need.

But I need to fold that load of clothes from the dryer first! Darn me for starting that timer game I like to play. It's a great game though because I get lots done on timer game day........

9 comments:

Nancy said...

I use a timer, too. It helps me stay focused.

fancystitching said...

Do they make adjustable timers? You know, a timer where the 20 minutes is extra LONG if you are doing something you like to do, and extra SHORT if you are doing housework. That would be right down my alley!
Kat

LuAnn said...

Don't you wonder why it is that we have all of this "stuff" but many times we can't find just what we need? I think the timer is a great idea. I'll try that out tomorrow!

Diane said...

whew! glad you found the muslin motherlode!! I've had to go diving in the strings bin myself before.

Barb in Mi said...

Glad I am not the only one searching for fabric I put somewhere special - and then can't remember... Can't wait to see your Crabapple top!

Kathie said...

oh the fabric bins, I feel so lucky to have them
glad you found the muslin
the borders are looking good!
Kathie

Diane said...

I usually can't find a book. I will be looking at it dreaming of a new project then BLAM, the book is gone. I can look sometimes for a week or more, then BLAM, there it is. Weird. Sometimes I wonder if the men in my life are playing tricks on me, but probably not. They think if they touch anything quilt related their fingers will catch fire.

scraphappy said...

Love the timer game. I guess it works both ways, motivating us to get started and making sure we move on. Great work. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Cathy said...

I love all those wonderful nine patches! I'm also in love with that pattern, too. Maybe someday......