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TTMT #380 - Keepin' It Short!

This is a bit choppier than usual because one of my cats was trying to knock me over. ;)


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Aug. 2nd, 2016 05:00 pm (UTC)

Love the glitter block, printed and ready to go.  Will make those straight after voting tomorrow. 
You are make fantastic progress with the pixel quilt. Definitely looking like a galaxy to me.

Aug. 2nd, 2016 07:22 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm glad you like this month's block!

The pixel quilt is going well even though it seems so very slow. All the fabric choosing is happening in fifteen minute increments!!
Aug. 2nd, 2016 05:48 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you are getting to do the things you love again, even if only a little tiny bit at a time!

I am so in awe of your attempt to make what I think will be an amazing quilt. I know G will love it and be proud of what went into it. *hugs*
Aug. 2nd, 2016 07:23 pm (UTC)
I'm very slowly starting to feel like myself again, though I'm nowhere near my normal speed yet!

That quilt...he does know how to challenge me!!

*checks countdown*

Back to it!!

Aug. 2nd, 2016 10:54 pm (UTC)
Feet are difficult, aren't they? Hoping it all continues to heal well for you.

The quilt for your son sounds really interesting. Can't wait to see how it'll look finished.
Aug. 3rd, 2016 02:23 pm (UTC)
Feet are full of nerves. It does make things complicated!

The kiddo's quilt was entirely his idea. I'm just trying to execute it in the awesome way and not the hangman way! ;)
Aug. 3rd, 2016 02:39 am (UTC)

Glad to see all the thumbs-ups in your video! Keeping that positivity will speed up your healing, but you know that already. :)

The galaxy quilt. YES. It looks amazing and yes, it definitely screams "galaxy"!!!! From a former science teacher. :)

Love the glitter bottles too! I'll bet Amber is making the bottles in Fairy Frost.

Aug. 3rd, 2016 02:24 pm (UTC)
I've been practicing my positive. It hasn't been easy this summer!

If it screams "galaxy" at you, then I am DEFINITELY going in the right direction. Also, former science teacher? *is curious*

Amber will make all the things sparkle!
Aug. 5th, 2016 04:44 am (UTC)
As far as the "former" part, I'm still teaching at the same school, but since I'm certified as a generalist, they keep bouncing me around. The first 2 years, I taught math & science. Then, last year, I taught 7th and 8th Grade English plus Journalism. This year, I'm teaching 8th Grade English, Religious Studies, and - get this - U.S. History. I'm all, "U.S. History? Have you MET me??" *eyeroll*
Aug. 5th, 2016 04:24 pm (UTC)
Well, you're nothing if not versatile!!
Aug. 3rd, 2016 02:40 am (UTC)
Yay for sewing more! I'm truly amazed at that quilt and all the work going into it. It's going to be amazing! It reminds me of a Mona Lisa quilt I saw once (well, someone sent me a postcard of it) that was done with the same kind of technique. The art gallery it was in had a little spy glass I guess you'd say that would show you how it'd look at a distance. Pretty cool. Anyway, you are a dedicated and loving mom. :)
Aug. 3rd, 2016 02:26 pm (UTC)
Sewing helps keep me sane and focusing on the quilt helps me not think too much about the fact that one of my favorite people on the planet is about to spend nine months of his year not living with me. I coped the same way when my daughter moved out, except she wanted a Doctor Who quilt. ;)

Looking at my original image created in Photoshop gives me hope that it will make sense in the end! All blown up, I have my doubts on an hourly basis!!
Aug. 3rd, 2016 07:32 pm (UTC)
It's a bit of a downer maybe, but I remember years ago reading about a pioneer woman being asked why she quilted. She said, "I quilt to keep my heart from breaking". That resonated with me so much that back then when I was trying (ultimately unsuccessfully) to start a weaving business I called it "Heartwoven". Rambly comment to say I can understand making the quilts to cope. :)

It's going to be wonderful...well, no "going to be", it already is!
Aug. 5th, 2016 04:26 pm (UTC)
I had just finished piecing my very first top a day or two before my husband was laid off from his job during the dot com bust. It was a terrifying and difficult half year for us. It's also when I started found paper piecing and became, in my own mind, "a real quilter." It really did save my sanity.

Heartwoven is a lovely name. :)
Aug. 3rd, 2016 04:38 am (UTC)
I am so excited to see how your son's quilt comes out! Obviously, it's going to be amazing (how can you doubt this), but I can't picture the finished product. Eeee!

So glad you're healing up well and able to get back into yoga :D
Aug. 3rd, 2016 02:29 pm (UTC)
Staring at the hot mess on my wall every day makes me wonder, but he told me he'll love it even if it's a mud puddle. ;)

Healing is slow, but yoga seems to be the most perfect thing ever for foot recovery, at least done low key and mostly on the floor!
Aug. 3rd, 2016 07:24 am (UTC)

Glad your feeling a bit better, it must be a real pain not being do able to sew, with the kids off I have done nothing this week.take care and keep resting xx

Aug. 3rd, 2016 02:30 pm (UTC)
The real pain is standing, so preparing to sew is the absolute worst. I'm finally getting better at left foot driving! ;)
Aug. 7th, 2016 03:53 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you are progressing! Now here's hoping it just gets better and better and better.

About that quilt. I'm not quite able to picture it yet, but I am confident it is going to be spectacular!!!
Aug. 8th, 2016 03:46 pm (UTC)
The top is DONE! I think I'll save it to show once it's quilted which has to be next week becaue the boy moves out on the 18th!
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