Monday, September 13, 2010

Finding Time to Work

It's not always easy for me to find time to sew. I often work late nights at the office and on the nights I am able to get home at a decent hour my wonderful and amazing fiance and I usually grab some dinner and share a few moments together. I hesitate to call it "Quality Time" because I am usually tired and stressed out when I come home from work and my poor fiance has to hear all about it. On the rare occasion that a) I get home from work before 9 pm and b) said wonderful and amazing fiance is out for the evening (he plays hockey with the boys every Wednesday night and wouldn't you know, that's usually the nights I have to stay late - Murphy's Law) then I will get a little bit of quality time with me and the sewing machine. It doesn't happen often.


Surprisingly I was able to sneak in a few random moments with my machine late last week and I started playing around with an idea I have for my partner in the Scrappy Pincushion Swap happening over on Flickr. I was able to get two test panels done. Unfortunately I wasn't very happy with either of them. I didn't use a pattern for the first panel. This is pretty typical for me. When I see a design I like I usually try to figure it out on my own, like a puzzle. It started to come together alright but something seemed a little off. Then, I realized that I laid out backward. Ugh. That doesn't work.

I found a pattern when I attempted to make the second pattern. Which worked really well UNTIL I got to the last round. Something was very off with my triangles. Sigh. That's about all the time I had to work so I, frustratedly, put the project away. I did bring it out one time this weekend, but only to rip out the last row on the second panel. I'll get to fixing and finishing it later. This weekend my wonderful and amazing fiance will be out of town so I am looking forward to an entire weekend of pure, unadulterated sewing. My swap partners better look out!


  1. A whole weekend to sew? Wow! Enjoy!

  2. I do the same, puzzling without a pattern...some times it works, but often not:)