Thursday, February 07, 2008

My grandfather was a shipwright (ships carpenter) he often used to say "Don't spoil the ship for a ha'penny worth of tar". It is a lovely little saying and one I heard a lot while growing up and I guess it is a part of me. But I also like to get things done quickly as well. Oh! to reach a happy medium. I also find that I am very critical of my own work, never seeming to like it when its done? I am not sure whether it becomes to familiar or what it really is.
I have a few embellished blocks waiting to be finished. They have all been sitting around for a long time, so I decided to take a couple of days of to get them finished. My library studies are due to start and I am hoping to get some things out of the way before it all starts as there won't be much time then.The stocking I blogged about last week just needed s few finishing touches. The gold and purple blocks originally were going to be little tissue holders but I decided against that. I did a little stitch in the ditch hand quilting then blocked them. I have never been quite sure how to finish blocks off as I am not a quilter at all. So finishing them has always been a bit of a struggle for me. I also have decided not to buy any new stuff this year. (Wonder how long that will last????) which meant using what I could find, cutting all those strips and backing takes a lot of material when you only buy little bits at a time. Anyway, I am so frustrated but I think they are ok now. I am also trying to get a few others finished up as well.

1 comment:

Doreen G said...

Judith I love the blocks and how you have pieced them together--it has given me an idea for the ones that I am doing.