I'm learning the art of paper piecing. Right now I'll admit that I hate it.
I'm working on this block for the cocorico bee (Lauree has a kitchen theme going right now) and meant to paper piece it, but just sort of free pieced it instead. It still needs a label for the cookie jar, which I think I'll stamp and applique.
So when I got a request to do an airplane quilt this weekend, for a baby shower that is THIS THURSDAY, I thought I'd force myself to do paper pieced airplane blocks instead of trying to find airplane fabric. It's taking FOREVER. But the blocks sure are cute. And I'll admit that I'm getting better stitching through that damn paper.
Rob and I ran the Lost Lake race on Saturday. We experienced 16 miles of mud and driving rain, the first 6 of which are uphill. I was so glad to see the finish, because I was very slow getting to it.
(sorry for the butt shot, #578!)
We let the girls play hookie from school and hit up the Alaska State Fair yesterday! We lucked out and had sunshine! This was probably the most enjoyable time I've had at the fair since becoming a grown up.
Now to attend to this guy, who is eating peanut butter graham crackers (and by eating, I mean licking off the peanut butter) and canned fruit for lunch because we are in desperate need of groceries. Costco, here we come!