Did you ever reach a point in your project where you just weren't liking ANYTHING you considered as the "next step"? I am at that point...and I have to say it is really frustrating for me. Mostly, because I am usually SUPER decisive, know exactly what I want in my head and hit the ground running. This time I have limited myself to ONLY using the fabrics that are in my stash (cheaper and challenging!). Therein lies the problem! I thought I loved a challenge, but now I'm not so sure, lol. I am really happy with the fabrics I have chosen so far. But, NOTHING from my stash seems to be a good "fit" for the pieced border that I planned next!
Okay, time to focus on the positives.
- I love the fabrics so far. They are so bright and HAPPY! Check.
- I absolutely LOVE the zig-zag stitch I used to attach my raw edge flower petals. Check. I wish I could get a better picture (it blurs every time I try to get a close-up of the stitching). I usually use Satin Stitch or Blanket Stitch to applique, but played around with one of the zig-zag stitches on my machine. It will be my go-to for many projects I am sure...if I can recreate it, that is! Usually when I find a stitch setting that I like I take a picture of the project (as close up as I can get) and take a picture of the settings on my machine. I tape them both to the same page in my Project Book. Wellllll...I forgot! Grrrr! Can you tell that my mind is frozen in frustration?? Deep cleansing breath... There are only a few zig-zag options on my machine and only so far I can change the size, so I am sure EVENTUALLY I will find it again. But, geeeezzz... Sigh. As Scarlett would say, "I'll think about it tomorrow!"
- I know EXACTLY what I am doing for the center of the flower. I can SEE it in my head! Check.
Aaahhh...peace. Now I can go back to sleep...