Sunday, February 10, 2008
TAKE IT FURTHER CHALLENGE, FEBRUARY
Yesterday I got my block pieced for the February block for Sharon's Take It Further Challenge.
The first thing I remember is my mother. My mother was 18 when I was born, and she had been married 10 months, so she was a new bride, and a new mother and I was her first born.
I remember things my mother told me like:
If you don't have something nice to say about someone, don't say anything at all.
Always wear clean underwear, because what if you were in an accident?
You catch more flies w/honey than vinegar.
Don't cry over spilled milk.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
I can't remember her exact wording, but it was essentially something like there is no sense doing something if you don't do it right the first time.
I also remember that if you mother tells you not to wear your good locket to school you shouldn't
(I didn't heed this advice and lost mine).
I had an interesting time making this block yesterday. I am trying to use just what is in my stash, and it was so dismal with these colors, I was contemplating using the concept and not the color scheme. But I was finally able to put a block together.
I also rediscovered something yesterday. I started out with a relatively clean sewing room. There seems to be a direct correlation with making a crazy quilt block and the shape my room gets in afterwards. I am going to have to pick up again in there today before I can do anything else. When I am making a CQ block, a crazy woman comes out and makes a huge mess!