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Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday Night Sew-In Results
Well, what can I say? What a mess...I really, really need lots of practice. I am totally embarrassed to show this but when I improve (hopefully it won't take too long) it will be a good reminder of where I started. I decided to practice my quilting using red thread so that I can show my lack of skill in all its glory. Some of this may be really bad but I do have hope that with practice there will be significant improvement. Time needs to be spent on a regular basis to make sure I do improve so I think I will make up a bunch of practice pieces and have them at the ready. Maybe, I will just practice as a warm-up before actually quilting something but, honestly, I need to practice much more frequently than that. I also need to have some pre-marked with designs of some sort so that I can follow the lines and work on control. Part of the problem may be that I need to be higher in my chair to see better. I am only 5' tall and I have my chair set at the highest level (and I sit on a pillow too!) with my foot pedal raised off the floor but I don't think it is enough. I hope I am not too optimistic and that I actually will improve.