I swore I wasn’t going to do this, but an idea has been in my mind for months about a quilt I want to make. Over the past few days, I’ve tried to resist but the siren call of that project proved too much.
So what did I do? First I sat down and figured out exactly how many of each shape I’m going to need to print on my fabrics. Then I cut freezer paper to size. Lots of freezer paper cut to size. All labelled and ready. So sometime over the next two days I will press the freezer paper to fabric, cut the fabric, feed it through the printer and then cut the perfectly printed shapes, sort them into blocks and put them in little envelopes. And once that’s all done, this will be a new project in a box. And one I’m really excited about. And one that demands a new project box. I think the dollar store will be a destination today looking for a special project box.
Normally I don’t cut all the freezer paper for a project, but use and re-use the same pieces of freezer paper over and over. This time I was on a roll and just decided to cut exactly the number of freezer paper sheets I needed. They won’t go to waste as I find I use similar sizes over and over and can always cut down ones that are a bit larger than I need for something else. This will also make it easy to just take an hour or so to feed the freezer paper/fabric through the printer and have everything I need for the project in no time.
Time to fess up. Over the past two days not a lot of stitching has gone on as I have had two MRIs – one Tuesday night and one last night. The MRIs in themselves are not a big deal. The problem is I’m claustrophobic. Very claustrophobic. Even with a sedative, I find the time in the dratted noisy tube hard to handle. Last night’s was way too much for me. I was finding it hard to even breathe. I got through it though and now have my fingers crossed that I won’t need another one for quite some time.
Now that those are over, I know I’ll be back to playing with fabric. But, in a way, they served a good purpose as I spent the time that I was a bit too jittery to stitch cutting freezer paper and planning the new project. There’s always a silver lining to a cloud and that was the silver lining to the dratted MRI machine cloud.
Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! I hope you have a wonderful day with lots of great food and company.
Baxter was giving lesson 2 in the “How to Help Your Human” class.
And we think he was examining the little spool/klosjes blocks while he gathered information for the next lesson.