Week 23, part two finds me at 98. I'm sincerely hoping there's a part 3 to this week, so I can make that milestone #100. The outlines in the book and photos of the original have been helpful as of late. I think having it may have influenced my block choices earlier. I'd suggest purchasing that, even if you do go the software route....especially since some of the alternate patterns are from the original.
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!!
We're adjusting to summer schedule around here....and the lazy days of summer, I guess. Ha ha ha. M-4 looks like a little bugger but both went quite smoothly. Stepping Stones is just a matter of piecing in sections with wonderful sunny breaks in between.
The photos are still looking a bit wonky but I've not been doing a final press on the latest ones. Speaking of the iron....I forgot all about updating after the initial iron meltdown. My DH and MIL found a steal on a Rowenta Pro Master so no more of those nasty brown streaks to deal with. It's been plugging along for quite a while and I have NO complaints, despite the fact that I'm a little particular about my irons. (Yes, I am being kind).
This week I'll be tidying the sewing room, making another dog bed (oh, joy) and prepping some fabric for a swap. Have a wonderful week, fabulous readers!!