Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count

OK...so it is Monday night, not morning :).  I actually made a lot of progress this week, but not without a few challenges.

Sooo....this is what happened when I turned my back on my puppy (just for one minute).  And I thought I only had to worry about the grandkids :).  He left quite a few bite marks and a lot of saliva....not sure I can salvage this!


Then, on Friday night I put the grandkids in bed and sat down to stitch. I stitched up a storm and about 11pm, I made this mistake.  Has anyone else ever done this?  For all the times I worried maybe hand-stitching wouldn't hold up, I take it all back - it took quite a bit of working to rip this out!  I am glad I only stitched one wrong!



So even with the setbacks, I finished adding the 3 background hexagons to 18 flowers.


I counted all of my basted hexies - I have 530, which is way more than I thought I had.

This week I am heading back to making hexagon flowers and cutting more background fabric so I can be ready to stitch the 3 background hexies on a new set.

Phew.....I have never gotten so much done in a week!





16 comments:

  1. I am alway nervous that I'll reverse one! Am I the only person who loves having a full tray of hexies? Almost makes me sad to pull the out to sew together.

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    1. Lisa - I share your sadness…I just love having a whole box to look at! As soon as it gets low it just makes me want to baste more!

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  2. I've done it. It was on one of the samples for the book too, so I'm glad I caught it early.
    I've never seen a puppy mangle a hexie flower before, but have no fear, I have a solution!
    Carefully remove the chewed papers. Cut fresh hexies in half, and slip a half hexie into the fabric so that it stiffens the unsewn edges. Stitch as usual, enjoy~

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    1. So glad that so many people have replied they have done this! I am going to give your suggestion a try - it sure sounds like it will work. Thanks!

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  3. I keep seeing these beautiful, orderly boxes of basted hexies- I've never done it that way but it looks so appealing! Looks like you have made tons of progress on this- how big are you planning on making this?

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    1. Hi Jessie! I love my box of hexies :) My granddaughter loves to sort them and design. I am not sure how big I am going to make it, but I was thinking of going for a queen size. I am going to play around with the ones I have completed so far and will post something in my Monday post. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Even puppies love epp. The box of hexagons looks great! So many flowers waiting to come out.

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    1. Thanks Pamela! I guess puppies do love EPP! He always tries to sit in my lap while I am stitching. Thanks so much and I can't wait to watch the flowers come together too!

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  5. I love the box of hexies!! So beautiful! You made amazing progress this week!

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    1. Hi Adrienne! Thank you so much for the compliments. I never make this much progress in one week, but I wanted to be able to have something to show come Monday :) I really do think the comments are so encouraging that I want to continue to do more and see it finished.

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  6. Oh dear, mistakes are the best teachers...we pay more attention next time...and appreciate our accomplishments more. You are looking very good from here!

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    1. Oh Helen - you are so right! You can bet I have been double checking every one :) Thank you so much for the compliment!

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  7. Oh this has happend over here too, just one or two times... ;)

    Your hexie box looks so astonishing, I love it, even at this stage the hexies looks lovely.

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    1. Thank you so much! I do love a full box of hexies :) Maybe next week I will post a pic of my "at home" sewing kit. And then I should figure out a portable kit. I haven't had the opportunity to use a portable kit as most of my stitching is done at home.

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  8. Oh no to the puppy set-back! Your flowers with the background hexies look so great, and I echo what everyone else has said - your box of hexies looks amazing. That is a box of pure, pretty accomplishment AND future potential!

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate the compliments and it certainly encourages me to keep moving :)

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