However.... I just want to give those two words the credit they deserve!!
They can get you through some tough and not so tough times.
Think about quilting for example.... How many of us looked at a beautiful quilt before we became a quilter and uttered the words....." I could never make a quilt".
Thankfully we turned our negative thought to a positive thought and poof we became quilters. Well maybe we became proficient in ripping (un-quilting) at first but that positive thinking snuck into our brains and again we succeed!!
How about the Little Red Engine..... "I think I can, I think I can". Me I say... "I think I can, I think I can..... Use up all my fabric before I die". Ok maybe I'm being overly optimistic but like my mom says... I plan on living to 120 to make all the quilts I want to make!
So what have I been upto?? Well an unexpected situation took me out of town. Thankfully I have a portable "Sanctuary".
Quilting not only fills down time but can fill your thoughts when ya need a break from the stresses of life.
I was "positive " I brought to much with me but then again I was positive I'd be ticked off if I ran out of stuff to do!
Here's my set up.
I have been wanting to make the sailboat quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Co tutorial. So that's what I brought with me.
If you haven't try it yet.... I'm positive most will love the half square triangle method from Jenny. You take two squares, right sides together, sew a quarter inch on all 4 sides then cut it on the diagonal (or diangle hehe). Very slick method!!
I also brought my leaders and Enders challenge from Bonnie Hunter... Lozenges.
When I was cutting the half hexie for boat bottoms I thought the little wedges that appear to be waste looked a lot like the wedges for the Eleanor Burns swirling star.... So I sewed them together and will positively trim them when I get home!
So with a little bit... Well a lot of rain.... But it beats the cold and snow of Erie.... I had a few hours to spend in my traveling sewing room.
Sails and boats done.....
Still needs a skinny white border and a wider printed border but that will have to wait til I get home.
I have manage to keep up with my hexies and decided I would start doing more than one a Day.. So I can start adding white around them....
Note the sandals!!! I'm am absolutely positively ready for winter to be over!!