Dramatic, much? Since I was a small child, my mom has tried to make me graceful. If you know me, you know I am a total spaz. Not graceful in the least. I fall off sidewalks, walk like an idiot, and so forth. I will wreck you and take you down with me if you're nearby. Just ask my QuiltCon buddies. If someone in our group tripped it was called "pulling a Michele." Mom tried years and years of ballet. Here I am at five. Look at that graceful pointed toe. Then I tried gymnastics, diving, cheerleading, skateboarding, flag twirling, dance corps, motorcycles, etc. Nope, still a spaz.
So my dear, sweet mama drops off these beauties while I'm out of town. Sketchers Shape-ups. Do they make my feet look gigantic? Why yes, they do. Plus, I'm two inches taller in these babies. I called her when I returned and thanked her for the "gift." She said, "I bought them for myself, but I can't walk in them. I'm afraid I'm going to turn an ankle or break my hip." So you give them to your spastic child? Whatevs. I'm wearing them and I feel the burn. I also feel very tall. I may tackle top shelf projects today.
The Lucky Stars BOM for March was the Ninja Star. Here's the carnage process.
I had some difficulty with this block, so I'll be redoing it. Classic paper piecing errors, that I hope to rid myself of with lots of practice. Paper piecing is so fun to me. Probably because it's challenging.
Here are all five of my stars (two are the wrong size) basking in the sun. It's so pretty out today. I've been freezing the past couple of days, so the warm temperatures are a welcome change.
This is kind of funny. QuiltCon had a 1980s theme complete with a dance party. We found these rad cassette mix tapes in our SWAG bags. There was some discussion as to if anyone still owned a cassette player and I wondered if the music would remind me of my punk music days. Oh well, it was a freebie, so no biggie if we couldn't unearth a cassette player.
And I'd love to say I figured out it was a USB drive loaded with lots of patterns, but someone had to tell me. Mind blown. I already printed off a paper piecing pattern to try later today. Happy Friday.