My blog is - in a big way - me talking to myself. It's an easy way for me to have a record, with photos, of what art I make, when.
The really unexpected, wonderful side benefit of this..is that I get so much positive encouragement from so many awesome people all over the world. Way cool.
So, even when I don't especially love something I've made, I still post about it. These two (three if you count the last one posted about) Secret Pocket...or Slider purses, I do love. Well, at least I like them a lot even if they aren't 'just right'.
I mentioned in my last post how difficult this pattern is to me and got a lot of sympathy from many of you. Thanks for that. It makes me feel like I'm not alone.
I used to go to my mom with pattern challenges and in explaining to and showing her what the problem was, I'd figure it out - usually without her saying a word. Well Mom is no longer on this earth...even though I do still talk to her at times. But she didn't have any advice for this pattern.
I'm horrible with measurements (and math) and these instructions are ALL about measuring and then having the nerve to call the same piece something else in the next section.
I was chatting with my son, who is in Afghanistan, and asking him questions about where he was and what he was doing and he was being evasive with his answers. He told me to put two and two together. I told him that he knew I wasn't good at math.
He finally had to say that Skype isn't secure...so you can see that I have some
One of my blogger friends, Ann, suggested that I make up my own pattern...and by golly, I think I will. In a few months.
For now, you get to see the pretty and the not so pretty sides of these two bags which are gifts. Yes...even thought they're not perfect...they are being given with love and in hopes that they'll be loved.
Create Your Life,
I'm delighted to be linking to a 'new-to-me' blog party...which is all about (or mostly about) art quilts!