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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

One more for 2014

Three things to be happy about:
(1) closing things out
(2) sunshine in winter
(3) many many colors

Hi everybody!   I started not to do a post for today but then I thought - hey, this is the last day of  the year!

Haven't been up to much, but here are all the letters I've made so far from the Word Play book I'm using!

Chunky chunky chunky!  I want to get the basics down before I get fancy with these, but boy are they chunky!  My least fav to make so far are the angled letters - capital R, N, X and Z.

I can see lots more practice in my future!

Get out that leader-ender project!

This is definitely a project for leader-enders, all those little pieces you have to sew onto another little piece, one at a time!  I'm working in a few stringy log-cabin blocks in between little bits.

Is there an assembly line way to do these, without getting confused??

This B looks so ... wrong!

I didn't choose the best fabric for this one, that design makes it iffy to see what the letter actually is.

The one challenge I'm having with following the book's instructions is that - for me - I'd like to have seen more specific suggestions about the length to cut the pieces, since I'm learning these flat out.  As I get more practice I'll be able to do my own thing, but as a learner I think you need more hand-holding.

So that's what I've been up to ... I awoke in the wee hours this morning and sewed a bit on my spinning star blocks for this project.

Used my last bobbin, so I thought I may as well do a whole bunch ... nothing like winding bobbins with one eye closed, I tell ya!

That's it for now, today my friend Charlene I out will venture out to the Honey Baked Ham store in search of ham bones!

I hope they have some left, I want one to cook with my black-eyed peas for tomorrow - gotta have those black-eyed peas on New Year's day!  Sew forth and sew on til later...


  1. The letters will come along - just takes some adjusting to just going with the flow. Filling a box of newly wound bobbins to start the year sounds like a good idea. I just read about the tradition of black-eyed peas on NYD! Happy New Year

  2. cooking ours with streaked meat right now

  3. Nice letters, it gets easier the more you do, trust me. Here are the first ones I ever made. http://lizquiltz.blogspot.com/2009/05/free-style-letters.html
    And here's the second ones. http://lizquiltz.blogspot.com/2012/05/bloggers-quilt-festival-spring-2012.html

  4. You're doing great. I positively HATED the first letters I ever made, but that was like seven years and a lot of letters ago. Keep at it. Your observations are good, and you'll improve. You can go back through my blog for some hints. I did an alphabet series in July of 2011. I'm with you about winding bobbins ahead of time. There's nothing worse than running out in the middle of a seam.


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