- Christmas tree is up.
- found usb cord for the voice recorder (or, well, discovered that the cable from Scout will also work for the recorder..)
- transcribed the first 2 minutes of a 5 minute oral interview for my Pedagogical Grammar paper.
- read two chapters for Phonetics/Phonology class tonight (current topics: ambisyllabicity and stress attracting suffixes. I LOVE this stuff!) *note: don't click the links unless you're an English language nerd/fanatic
- Took pictures of the Spiderweb quilt which is done done done! (except for a trip thru the wash and burying a few last threads)
I used one of C's old Polo Ralph Lauren oxford shirts for the background and I would have made it bigger except that I ran out of shirt fabric and didn't want to splice in anything else.
The label was my 2nd attempt at piecing letters. I pieced it into the back and quilted over it, so in case I have more kids in the future, there won't be any arguments over who this quilt belongs to.
I used the tutorial available on Bonnie Hunter's webpage and if I were to do it again (which I'd love to, but i have quite a few reservations), I'd use thinner paper for the foundations and remove it before stitching the blocks together. I like how Bonnie uses deli waxed paper sheets for some of her foundation piecing, and I'd love to get my hands on a big box of the stuff (prefferably the 12" x 12" sheets) but the restaurant supply shop in my neighborhood is not open to the public and I don't have any friends in the restaurant business anymore. If you know of anywhere I can look or buy some, please leave a comment! I loved constructing this quilt and would really like to do another, but I can't do it on notebook paper again...
The next few weeks are jam packed with appointments, To-dos, and deadlines so I'm doing my best to stay on top of as much as I can. right now I have a note book with 4 pages of lists going.. Do you have any secrets for surviving the hectic month of December?