Monday, August 29, 2011
WWWWaaaait!!! I Shoulda Had A V8!
Getta a cup of coffee cause this story is going to take a while to explain. For the newbies to the blog you will have to start from about mid summer reading in order to get the full effect of my BOW drama! ...here goes...like I had any control of this manic life I live, being predisposed by my genetics I had 3 BOW's going (that's Block of the WEEK) from Primitive Gatherings. A beautiful wool flowered block, a 4 inch star block (5 would arrive at a time) and a freebie wool coaster. Hang in there...this story has more drama...by the middle of July I started to have melt downs...they were coming too fast, a week would just breeze by! In order to deal with the panic I stopped visiting my mail box, developed a adversarial relationship with my mail person (because of how full my box would get.) There were times I would have to put my foot against the mail box to pull the mail out (ok, maybe a little too much drama) but that's what it felt like. Then the envelopes started piling up! I was plugging along working on the blocks as I could, never to reach that point where I was waiting for the mail to arrive so I could start the next block
Here is Block 6 finished! I thought by ripping the tops of the envelopes opened that counted as half done! Until a fellow Woolie told me I should just take them out, separate the BOW's and put them in a project box. Since I was going on retreat at the end of Sept. I thought I would get organized now (what a thought)...so, that's what I did I took them apart, put them in separate project boxes without looking at them and then, prepped all the freebie blocks. Feeling quite smug I decided to prep Block #7 and was looking through the project box...WHAT THE HEY???? There were TWO as in #2, Block 8's!!!! At first I was confused...then I felt vindicated...I wasn't overwhelmed...Primitive Gatherings was sending me too many!!! When I looked at the baggies the name was Pati Beck??? Who are you Pati??? Then I checked my star BOW and there was a packet with her name on it!!! Oh be still my freakin' heart! There is another wacko out there who signed up for as many as I did!!! I emailed Primitive Gatherings but have yet to hear back. I would have discovered this mistake had I opened the packages earlier but hey, a quilters gotta do what a quilters gotta do.
Now, I am happy and my postal person is happy!
Here is my Henrietta BOM. It is turning out really cute. I have 4 blocks completely done. Block #5 half done and 6-8 prepped! I was thinking about giving it away as a gift but when HH saw it...he thought it was nice! So I decided to keep it an personalize it. I embroidered our address on the front door of the house and put our street name on block #3.
Hope you have a great day...as for me, I am feeling relaxed now that I realize my melt downs were not my fault!