Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday: Airing of Grievances

I finished two Choo Choo Train quilt tops last Friday and gave them to Pam to work her magic (never try to machine quilt with minky - there will be cursing) on the long-arm quilter.  Then Brian and I moved all the furniture back into the master bedroom and I've had trouble leaving my room since then.  It's a HUGE difference to wake up to a bedroom where the corners are painted (not so scary and dark) and there aren't a bunch of piles to greet me when I open my eyes.  I even finished a book!  (First time this year.  How embarrassing.)  On Saturday I hurried and got to work on what I thought would be my legacy - a beautiful pinwheel quilt/car seat cover for one of Kellie's twin boys.  (I had fabric to make a second one - it's started, but I don't know if it will ever be finished now because I am so bugged.  So very very bugged.)

Being bugged reminds me - I found a proof of one of the many pictures my photographer Grandpa took of me in his studio at Idaho State back in the 1970s.  This is EXACTLY me (that's for Kristy C. - she had a wonderful post about five photos that represent her - go read it... after this):


That mark on my forehead is a scratch on the photo, not me.  Notice I'm wearing a beautiful bracelet.  And that, at about five years-old, I was already exasperated with the world at large.  This is how I feel inside most of the time.

Back to Sew & Tell Friday.  I finished the quilt I intended to turn into a car seat cover today and I don't like it.  I will not like it on a car seat.  I will not like it for Kellie.  I would not, COULD NOT like it.  I'm so mad!  My plan didn't work.  Anyway, here it is:



Check out Amy's blog today for people who didn't waste a lot of time last week making something weird. :)

20 comments:

K.Q. said...

Uh...I'm thinking that Chloe has an amazing resemblance to her Aunt Nicole. I never saw it before now. :)

Angelyn said...

I think it turned out cute!

melissa said...

Oh, you make me laugh SO HARD! You did some lovely work here, but I understand the disappointment of working hard on something that should be awesome and then isn't. (Like when I actually buy all the fancy ingredients for something and then it ends up being gag and shiver food.) I liked your friend Kristy's post. It's an interesting question. Also, I like your fancy bracelet. Jealous.

amylouwho said...

so what don't you like about it? I hate it when you have a vision of what you are making and then the reality doesn't match up.

With that said, I think this is REALLY cute! just as a quilt even. Please don't lose all hope and abandon your work. ;)

Lauren said...

I think it is cute. But I can understand your "bugged" feeling about it not turning out the way you wanted it to. I got excited about making an apron this week and then i ruined it, such a bummer. Hope you can get out of the funk and feel creative again!

Dee said...

psst...it could come live at my house I like it so much!

pinksuedeshoe said...

I love those colors together, and for what it's worth, I think it's great. If there is no way you are going to like it you should see if you can donate it somewhere. Then at least you can feel good about making it.

Jen said...

Weston. Weston with pigtails. I can't believe it!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Oh! I'm sorry you had issue with the minky on the longarm! I've wuilted with it as a backing on my Voyager 17 and thought it was great, just like fleece.

your post made me laugh, though. thanks

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

The pattern and colors are very cute! But it's frustrating not to love something you thought you would:)

I wonder what you were thinking when that picture was being taken!

Mrs Moen said...

I think your quilt looks bright and beautiful, and I love your childhood picture!

Leslie said...

not weird!! i think it looks great

Mary said...

I love this quilt! Love the colors, love the white sashing - it's great! (Great pic of you as a kid too!)

allyn said...

i was only looking at the pictures when i first read today. i went back and read and was sad that you didn't like it. sorry you don't love it, but i do know how it is to think something is going to be fab and have the person in mind for whom you are making it and to have it not measure up. of course yours is still beautiful.

Sew It UP! said...

I think it all came out so pretty. Love the colors you used.

ktquilts said...

I would like it here and ther, I would like it anywhere.

Beautiful!!

Blessings,
KT

Karen said...

Love the fabrics and the pattern. The blue spot is lovely.

Kristen said...

It can be frustrating to have something not be what you have envisioned! I think it looks fabulous! I would love to see what you consider not to be weird! :)

Rene' said...

I think this is very lovely!!! Definitely not weird.

Chillygator said...

Sorry it took me so long to get to this! I'm a little behind. I LOVE that picture. I love your expression. That's so priceless. I feel like that about life a lot too (o: Thanks for sharing!