Saturday, January 30, 2010

Mental Block

Isn't she looking pretty? So much better than she did a couple of months ago when she got "groomed". She looks more like a Golden Retriever now, but of course that means more hair. Lots of hair! That is the price we pay to have our lovely girl. It just means that if I am going out and planning on wearing black, I don't put it on until I walk out the door. It also means that if I wear black around the house, I also look like a Golden Retriever.
For my January project completions, one of the things I wanted to do was finish cutting out a pattern that I had started cutting out in the summer. So, I did that, and have been able to get ahead and start sewing blocks together. But, have you ever been challenged by a block? I am not sure why as it is a very simple block, but I just can't visualize it as I am sewing and am wasting time unsewing...I just don't "get" it! I am a visual person and usually I can see how a block should look as it going together and can multi task while sewing. But this one is a challenge. I'm not sure why but I keep sewing pieces to wrong side of another piece, even when I have it laid out... I am having to make one block at a time rather than chain sewing pieces and there are 20 of them. So I am challenging myself to get them done this weekend...so no interruptions, and no one can talk to me!!!!

3 comments:

Crafty Mama said...

I've done that with blocks too, sewing the wrong side. It usually happens for me when I have been doing the same thing for too long. It's my cue to take a break. Of course, I never listen to it;-)
What a cutie you have there and I know what you mean about the shedding. I have a jack russell mix and she sheds like nothing I've ever seen before. I don't know how so much hair can come off such a small dog. I had a Samoyed growing up and my girl sheds even more than she did!

joan said...

That block is gorgeous! I know what you mean about the mental block! I sometimes have to leave a project and when I come back to it it seems my brain works better.
It will be beautiful when all done. Can't wait to see it!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Okay -- that is one complex block to me -- I can see why you'd get things mixed up! That being said, it's really cute-can't wait to see your top!

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