Rather than give a little synopsis of a farmer's wife letter today, I'm going to share an email I received this week from a good friend:
"I want to know why everything I sew I have to unsew. It seems that it's really tough this week. Maybe I should just go back to bed with the covers over my head."
She sent a picture of what she was working on, and I sent back a sympathetic email, and went on with my week. I started working on a project I was really enjoying, but knew I needed to do the blocks for Farmer's Wife Friday. Feeling glad that there were only two blocks this week rather than four, I
#37, Flower Pot. This had some wonky pieces, but didn't really go as poorly as anticipated. I
#43, Garden Path. At first glance, my thought was that there were a lot of pieces, but cutting would be the most time-consuming aspect. Other than that, the actual piecing should be fairly straight forward. Major error in judgment. Lots of little pieces. Y-seams that weren't really obvious in the "exploded" diagram. There is just no energy to start over, or try to fix this block. So there you have it. I went to the Yahoo group to find the paper piecing template. I'll give that a shot. Next week. We'll see what the farmer's wife from Grady County, Oklahoma, has to say, along with the farmer's wife from Canadian County, Oklahoma. I figure they won't mind sharing since they are both from the same state.
In the meantime, I'm not going to give it another thought. Because I'm on my way to a quilt show, Road2California. I have always wanted to attend but it just never worked out. I'll take lots of pictures.
Have a wonderful and productive weekend. I'm sure the farmer's wives and I will get along great next week! But I'm kind of curious--do you ever have weeks where all you do is undo