By the time you read this post it will probably be Tuesday but oh it was a Monday in every sense of the word. It started with such promise... sunny and dry...and I didn't have a thing that I HAD to do... there was stuff I wanted to do and I did get to some of them but it took a while to get there. Now I was going to start with my whine about Monday but I've decided to put it at the end of this post... lets start out the way the day started out...on a good note.
So I finished my Lunch Box quilt from the new book Charm School... you can see the book here. I used a mature layer cake from Momo called Just Wing it! I think that lime green Grunge was an inspired choice on my part... it really makes this quilt...IMHO
Here's my favorite block... love that little bee in the upper right quadrant.
I spotted some lime green fabric in my stash that should make a great back for this. It is just a throw size about 64" x 64".
And then to make myself feel better today (I'll explain at the end of this post) I finished sewing all the hourglass units for my Arcade quilt. The top 4 rows are sewn together and the bottom 4 rows await me tomorrow... I hope..,
Now this quilt pattern can be found in the Winter 2016 edition of Quilts and More Magazine ... the fabric is the Basic Grey line called Saturday Morning and I wish my pictures were better as these colors are so much more vibrant... bright orange, deep forest green, periwinkle, mint green, navy...and the prints are quite an eclectic mix...rather bohemian.
Here are a couple of blocks I've sewn together and you can see the prints more clearly...florals, text, dots, dashes, diamonds, little people..
There were several Grunge prints in this line and I'm using them for the cornerstones. I have the border fabric for this quilt and I ordered fabric for the back today from Fabric Shack...and enough to make some coordinating pillow cases. I think it will look great in my bedroom.
I really needed some sewing therapy today ... now I'm going to whine for a while so you can skip this if you want... I understand. My lovely Monday went south by noon. I got in my car and the red check oil light came on... insert four letter words. Now I just got my car back from a week and half stay at the dealership that cost a pretty penny. A major repair was done and it had a 90,000 mile check up even though I haven't quite gotten to 90,000. When I got it back on Friday I thought I was set for a while...not a mere 48 hours. I took it back to the dealership... the service tech thought it might just be a sensor, as they had put a new one in as part of the major repair and perhaps they got a bad one. Now since the major repair took waaay longer than they anticipated they have been treating me with kid gloves and he immediately offered be another brand new loaner car. I took it as I didn't feel like spending my afternoon in their waiting room. I thought it would be a hundred dollar repair and they'd have it fixed by tomorrow.... I was WRONG... it is going to cost another $550 and it won't be ready till next week as they have to wait for the part..aarrgghhh... so far in the past 3 weeks this car has cost me $2500... I have the savings to fix it but spending money like this is NOT satisfying... and up till today I thought I'd hang onto this car for a while. Its a Subaru, I was hoping to drive it to 150,000 miles...now I'm not sure if I should hang onto it or not. Additionally, I did something to my left foot about a week ago... and the pain comes and it goes... and today it came with some sciatica pain and stayed...ugh... and I thought I'd drown my sorrows in my garden... I want to plant some marigolds... so I hit the garden shops and somehow no one had nice marigolds. I went to 3 places and still can't find what I want... these fat pompom marigolds...
And this morning I read that Judy at Patchwork Times has decided to do away with her Design Wall Monday linkup and several other linkups she has hosted. She is still blogging but it is more focused on her life in Texas. Hers was one of the first blogs I found years ago and it makes me a bit sad that this feature is being eliminated. I'm hoping that someone else may pick up the torch and host a Design Wall Monday. I thought perhaps I could do it but I've never done a linkup... don't know if it is hard to manage or not... perhaps I can look into it. I don't want to step on any one's toes but it is fun to see what others are up to and I like that it didn't have to be a finished quilt...just what you were working on at the moment. Now I know these are all first world problems and I'll get over these issues but for Monday I wallowed and whined.
As Scarlet said... tomorrow is another day... and Annie said... the sun will come out tomorrow... and as Gloria Gaynor sang... I will survive!