Today I woke up. I worked for two hours. Then, I researched stuff so boring that it's not even fun to blog about. Then I wrote a paper. Then I went to class. Then, more research and homework. Then, class again. Then dinner.
When W left to shoot his two-quarter, I told myself I would get a head start on the weekend's homework (Why do teachers like to make assignments due on the weekend? Do they think we don't have anything better to do?)... and as I sat down at my desk, my knees bumped against a box.
It was the Singer Simple that I got for Christmas. Why hadn't I opened it yet? Oh, right, school.
I figured I had done a good job today. I should treat myself.
I unboxed the machine, ooh-ed and ahh-ed at the automatic threader, sewed some scraps of fabric, sewed up some seams I needed to mend, sewed up a little tutorial for tomorrow... and then...
Well, then I ran out of things to sew. My eye lingered on my bag of quilting stuff. I HAD SAID that I wanted to cut all the pieces first, then sew, but did I really?
No, not at all.
So, there's four squares and the center of a flower done! I'm proud that I managed to line up the diamond pretty well, and proud that I remembered to iron (almost) all the seams flat, but I'm a little disappointed at the fabric choice.
You can't even see my seams! Hopefully it'll look more like a flower when the side petals are on!
But anyway, that was my evening - see you tomorrow for a sweet, quick tutorial.
P.S. - If you think I'm some sort of quilting prodigy, here's my four squares before I sewed them. Hopefully I'll get better at this whole "cutting pieces the same size" thing.