Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Millions and millions of pinwheels!
I have the halves all pinned, and sat down this morning to make a couple - just to see how they would look. This part will go fast.
It takes a couple of seconds more to twirl the center, but it's worth it to get them to lay flat. I remember the first pinwheel I made way back when I first started quilting. There was this bump in the middle after I pressed the block. I didn't know much about quilting at that point, but that just didn't look right to me. So I posted on an online message board I belonged to - "How do I get the center to lay flat?" I still remember the answer someone posted, "Get a hammer!!" Honestly, I thought she was serious. It's a good thing there were a couple of "LOLs" very quickly replied to that answer!!
This week is spent doing a lot of pondering and praying for friends. A very good friend and her family has the stomach flu and they've really been sick. Judy's Chad is going off to college. Someone else is finding out today whether the chemo is working. Sometimes boring sewing is a good time to reflect and hold others close in your thoughts and prayers.
It's getting hot here. Yesterday was in the 80s, but it's still cooling down nicely at night. Although it's certainly springtime here in SoCal, the trees outside the front door are still dropping leaves.