I really had no idea when I started your Dear Jane quilt, quite what I was getting myself into. I thought it would be good to endeavor in a project outside my comfort zone. Just how far out of my comfort zone I didn't know at that time. As Anina has been giving us the easiest blocks first, I still may have some shock in front of me as to the lack there of regarding my technical skills. I just can't tell you, Jane, what a humbling project this is.
And Jane, I've not felt well the past few days and I keep thinking how much time I'm wasting just laying on the couch or in bed. So today when I started to feel better you can imagine how surprised I was to find several of the unfinished blocks completed! I hate to tell you this Jane, but they look kind of sloppy and the measuring wasn't so great on a few of them. In fact when I saw them I could only think of a old movie I saw called "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly". However, I had kind of a difficult time figuring out which one was the "good".
Anyway Jane, I think the blocks kind of look like this antique doll quilt I once saw that an 8 year old girl made in the late 1800s. I feel kind of bad putting these blocks in my quilt but you know, I don't want to hurt whoever made them. I am pretty sure it was the dog, Shadow. Here he is next to the blocks.
Don't you think he looks guilty?
I know I would NEVER be guilty of such poor workmanship myself. Or at the very least ADMIT to such childish stitching. So it must be the dog. Don't you agree?
Also, Jane. I'm going to continue with the lovely quilters in the Dear Baby Jane group. But let them know that I am not going to admit to, I mean I'm not the one that produced those blocks. If they knew that they might kick me out!
Jane you wouldn't believe the nice people out there in blog land I've met along the way here. Some of them left such nice get well comments. They really cheered me up. My neighbor Laura brought me these cupcakes too.
You'd like Laura, Jane. She is a chef and baker and her treats would make anyone feel better plus she's just about the best friend and neighbor any girl could want. These are 3 different kinds of chocolate cupcakes. Cherry chocolate, toffee chocolate and chocolate cheesecake cupcakes. So yummy. I'm sorry I can't offer you one Jane. But they are long gone now!
Goodnight Jane. Its been a tough few days and I've learned not to sew, I mean let the dog sew, when I'm sick. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.