When Mr. O and I left home, the plan was to have a leisurely 2 weeks at our son's. I have a quilting buddy who lives close by and we had at least 2 quilty days planned. One was at a quilt show, and the other was to sew the whole day away...a sort of mini retreat at which time I would get to make the Sept. Schnibbles; Mercerie by Carrie Nelson. We laughingly said that we would get the husbands to tend on us as far as breaks and meals. ( we forgot to tell them though lol)
Well, we ended up extending our stay by one week, at our daughter's out West, so that left fewer leisure days here. To complicate things a bit further, I ended up getting sick before leaving our daughter's home,( I think I must have picked up something at the hospital when our grand daughter ended up there for emergency...another long story...) which only escalated as I travelled and arrived at our son's.
I have been quite ill, and in bed most of the time here; needless to say, I had to forfeit the quilt show, and so far no mini retreat either, but a girl can always hope.
That meant no Schnibble either...so this morning I foolishly dragged myself out of bed to make my September Schnibbles...Ha!
It took me about 3 hours just to sort and pair my charms! This was going to be a BIG project for me today!
Stop for lunch and back at it again, for a couple more hours...well, I had to read the pattern a minimum of 14 times before I made the first cut and even then was second guessing myself...my brain was mush, from fatigue, drugs, cough medicine, lack of sleep and all just feeling really lousy.
I made one block...turned out great! I laughingly said maybe I need drugs to increase my accuracy, so one to the next block. I decided to stack the charms and cut out enough for 2 blocks at once...
Yup! You guessed it...I made a cutting error x 2. No extra fabric to cover the goof up...so I pieced things back together thinking it won't show after the quilting and washing.
By this time I had to clear away things for supper prep, and by that time I was starting to realize that this Schnibbles was not making it to parade.
My first time missing parade in a year and a half...very disappointing.
I thought I had things so well planned, but a nurse once told me while I sat beside my Mom's bed in the hospital, " you can make all the plans you want Dear, but you aren't in charge."
So true eh?
All is not lost though, because Sue picked up the slack and she has a lovely Schnibbles to show, even if I don't. Thanks Sue!
She made her Mercerie in Countdown to Christmas. I am not sure but this must be about the 3rd Schnibbles in this fabric line...I think she likes it. Great job Sue!
So there you have it...one Schnibbles and one Wanna-be. Enjoy the parade!