Saturday, December 17, 2011

When Will I Learn?

Recently I've made a pillow with 500 rectangles sewn on the front (it's no longer just one pillow I've made) and a blanket with about 114 lines of stitches and about 114 rows of fabric to cut.  I must have a thing about doing projects with a large amount of pieces because I just started another project with 108 circles.

As if I didn't have enough to do already I started making fabric ornaments for part of the teachers' gifts.  (They will be paired with a bag of Caramel Corn.)  I know, what was I thinking?  I really should have done something simple and quick but no, apparently that's not how I work.  Complicated and stressed out are key words that describe my life.

I saw this tutorial over at V & Co.  (I love her blog.)  The ornament kept coming back into my thoughts like I just had to make it.  So now I'm making it.  Only it's not one, it's twelve.  Yikes.  I didn't realize exactly how much work making 12 ornaments would be.  I didn't think about the 9 circles it takes to make one ornament and that I had to multiply that by 12.  I've spent about 8 hours working on them tonight.  This is what I have so far.
When will I learn?
Piles of circles.  Most are turned right side out but some are waiting their turn to look pretty.  Maybe I'll get the kids to help me with that tomorrow.  It's time for bed.

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