6.21.2010

Week 23 Marks Over 2000 Pieces!!


Week 23 finds me in a rush to get to 100. I'm at 94 and 2053 pieces so far.

You may have noticed I have been sticking to piecing after a wonderful time with applique. I was having a very difficult time seeing the eye of the needles. I switched to Clover gold eye which was helpful but I still felt as though I needed a magnifying glass to see what I was doing. 

Luckily, I was due for an eye appointment. I brought my needle case and demonstrated threading that little teeny tiny needle during my visit. My eye doctor used it for part of my eye test! What a difference!! 
I highly recommend doing so.

I have special glasses just for my close work now and I happen to think they're pretty cute. Amazing what being able to see does for you. I should have some combinations coming up shortly.

On to 100!!

Piece.


11 comments:

  1. Good advice. I am finding that my arms are starting to shorten as well.

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  2. It does help to see what you are doing. I am impressed that you are so close to 100 AND are able to keep track. I started and stopped that project so many times I lost track. I am going re-read your post and get back to business on "the quilt."

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  3. Your blocks are wonderful. I love them. Thank you for the thoughts on needles and eye doctor. I should have done that earlier this year. Next time I get and exam I will take your advice. Thank you.
    Happy Quilting

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  4. More beautiful blocks! Congrats on hitting 94 - and on your new eye glasses. It will make reaching your sewing goal of 100 even more enjoyable now.
    What a great bit of wisdom regarding that needle kit too! I have an eye appt next week and will take your smart advice!

    THANK YOU!

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  5. Very nice blocks and reaxching a milestone is fun too!!!

    I've had to use the magnifiers to thread my needles!!!

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  6. 100 blocks are coming up fast, it seems like only yesterday that you had done 75. Good trick to take a needle and thread along to your eye appointment, I must remember that for mine as well.

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  7. Your blocks er beautiful .

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  8. You are coming along nicely and the quilt will be stunning. I don't think you have anything to apologise for in your applique, either.

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  9. Wow you are zipping along, you will be at 100 in no time. How many blocks in total are you aiming for?

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  10. Hi Tracee! Your link is no reply, so I'm leaving my response here...there are 169 blocks in the main section of a Dear Jane. There are triangles and kites on the outer portion for those who choose to do them.
    Thank you for your comments, everyone!
    Happy Quilting,
    Heather

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