Thanks to Miss Penny, I made 8 blocks tonight.
Miss Penny tonight showed me how to use the Altos, and showed me other options for creating strips to make my first quilt. Sweetheart thank you so much. It was so nice to be close to you and learning some of the wonderful skills you have developed in all those years of sewing. Folks it was so satisfying to do this tonight, and the time absolutely flew for me. Aside from an occasional smoke break (yes I smoke so nana nana boo boo. Tobacco put me through college) and a cup of coffee that kept getting cool on me, I worked through until done with the eight. There's so much satisfaction when corners meet precisely as they usually did when a block was finished. I confess I spent a bit of time admiring the results of my work, and spanking myself emotionally when I saw a mistake. But so begins my journey into the wonderful world of fabric art......which is just how I see quilting. Light's not very good or I would proudly post a photo of my minor accomplishment tonight. Oh. For those interested, our beautiful 201K hand crank performed flawlessly. I didn't know you could finish a seam, go off the material some and not get a knot in the thread when you lift the presser foot and pull your material away to cut the ends. Cool. So cool. Don