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..along with the day my husband left on a 3-day work trip after being on vacation for a while. Which means I am solely in charge of the pirate for the next 80 hours in a row. :o)
..which also means that FNSI results could be iffy. ;o) BUT, my favorite pirate was very well behaved, and I was able to complete my goal of one FNSI Swoon before midnight. And since he's sleeping like an angel, I'm going to blog about it now, in case I don't have time tomorrow.
Messy kitchen table:
Made the SAME cutting error--ugh, see
..but managed to patch this one together, too. Someone commented on my last post about "if someone on a galloping horse can't see it" .. which made me feel a lot better. :o)
Ha! Lame attempt at "artsy" photo:
Photo for Flickr pool:
Wow, I could really use some photography lessons! I really admire all of you out there that take such great photos.
So even though I've screwed up the cutting TWICE now, I still love this pattern. It would be really fun to make a scrappy one some day.
I'd like to blame my cutting errors on the fact that I'm taking a medication right now that "may make you drowsy". Don't they all say that? Anyway, it's true confession time. I'm taking it to combat the mother of all allergic reactions that I developed last weekend after apparently being allergic to some new vitamins I was taking. Well, I'm not allergic to vitamins of course, but I may or may not be allergic to whatever is in the vitamins that shapes them into gummy animals with fruity flavors. That's right. I had to admit to my Dr. that I was taking gummy bear vitamins. Yah.. I'm mature. LOL ??? Anyway, that's the back story to the reason I am blaming all of my Swoon cutting errors on one tiny white pill that allows me to function throughout the day without my skin itching so bad I want to jump into a pool of acid!
Anyway, if you're new to my blog, sorry for the over-sharing. It happens sometimes. :o)
Here are the three I have done so far. Just hanging over the back of the couch. The Mary Englebreit fabrics are so happy, I'm looking forward to #4 which will have some red in it.
Really lacking good pic taking skills!
I'm looking forward to checking out all of the FNSI links this weekend. It's a 3-day weekend here in the U.S. Hooray!
Oh, don't forget about the giveaway that Rebecca and I have going on right now. Two layer cakes, one at each of our blogs. You can enter here and here, four chances at each place. We will pick the winners on Feb. 25th.
Have a great weekend!
I love when you put all the three blocks together...they are gorgeous..love the colors (I know I already said that..but I just love them :D).
Nothing wrong with taking gummy bear vitamins -- at least in my opinion anyway..my office and my bedroom are filled with stuffed animals but they make me happy -- that's my excuse ;)
Love your Swoons! I cut one out last night - after two glasses of wine - probably not smart, but I don't think I made any mistakes. Where I make my mistakes is in sewing the thing together - LOL! I also would love some tips on taking good photos, so I feel your pain (although I think yours are fine). Hope you feel better soon!
Still loving your fabrics for these blocks. The really are happy blocks!
I was 35 when I discovered I was allergic to strawberries. So now I have to stay away from anything remotely red and fruit flavored. Sad thing was, I had just started liking strawberries.
So sorry to hear about your gummies. They probably taste so much better than the grown up kind. Hopefully the itches go away soon, as long as you know it was the gummies.
Beautiful blocks! I'm so sympathetic to the picture issue. I took a photography class for bloggers once and the teacher basically said you have to have as much natural light as possible. Well, I live in the woods and I only have time to take pictures at night! So, I'm left with fancy camera tricks and slightly dark pictures. I have to say that I like them just the way they are.
Arrr, those be lovely Swoon blocks! (Weak pirate talk) Do not be ashamed of the gummy vitamins. I sent them to my husband in Afghanistan! He loved them. I take them, too, mostly b/c regular vitamins make me nauseous. Adults take 2 gummies, so I take one in the morning and one in the evening and they don't me queasy.
Love your swoon blocks and can understand your frustration. However, they are turning out great, so no worries.
I always blame my lack of picture-taking skills on my camera. I'm pretty sure that the nicer the camera, the better the photo's. Mine is not high-end. I have learned a few little tricks, but I still don't take very good pictures. Sometimes I just have my daughter step in and take them for me (ya, confession time).
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Thank you! Have a great weekend!
Polka dots and swoon= beautiful! I have to admit that I never cut 3 7/8 when a pattern for HST calls for it. I cut 4 and trim the HST down to the correct size after. But I grew up with the metric system and only use inches for sewing so I find all this 1/8 , 5/8, 7/8 business still a bit confusing.