It’s probably a bad thing to be this proud of yourself

but look at my table!

I’m so pleased with how it turned out!  It still needs to be varnished (probably not this weekend, because it’s raining so I can’t do it outside, and I don’t feel like stinking out the house with polyurethane), and like the other one, I need to figure out something for the base, but it looks so good, and exactly how I envisioned it.  I keep walking past it and smiling 🙂  I just hope we have a dry weekend sometime soon so I can get it finished, and start actually using it!

In other news, I’m getting a visitor tonight – Fuzzle is coming down for a few days.  I haven’t seen her for ages, and because she lives off the grid our only communication is via extremely rare texts when she can get her phone charged, so I’m so looking forward to seeing her again and having a proper catch up.

Of course, that means I should be cleaning the house and cooking and all those other things you do for impending visitors.  So I’ve so far spent the morning sewing 🙂

I finished my paper piecing square though:

It’s not perfectly aligned, but I’m pretty happy with it for a first try.  Now I’ve just got to decide what I’m going to turn it into (only another 20-odd and I could make a quilt… yeah, probably not.  I think it’ll end up as a cushion).

The almost alignment of the cats was completely accidental, by the way – I just cut the two pieces of fabric so that a cat was roughly centred in each – I didn’t realise when I sewed them together they’d match up like that!

Of course, being me, now that I’ve learnt the basics of a new skill, I want to jump straight into the deep end with it.  Tartankiwi has a few other patterns on her blog, and one of them struck me as having the potential to be turned into a present for someone, so I’m going to give it a go.  It’s a wee bit more complicated than the heart pattern, though.

This is the pattern for the heart:

and this is the pattern for my new project:

Over-ambitious? Moi???

5 thoughts on “It’s probably a bad thing to be this proud of yourself

  1. That table is… absolutely stunning!

    You SHOULD be proud of yourself, and smile like a Cheshire cat all day long!

    That quilt square reminds me very much of that paper folding thing I used to do. I can’t think of the name of it right now… very cool!

  2. WOW your table looks wonderful. I love Tartankiwi’s blog too and follow her on FB. Learn to paper piece at my quilting class this year, it’s amazing how it all come together. x

  3. It is so beautiful that I’m speechless!! I have a million questions about how you did it, then I remember that I don’t craft anymore. It’s just so gorgeous!

    I like paper piecing too. You could put a border and a backing and have a really cute wall hanging.

  4. That table is beautiful!!! Wow!! I’d be proud of it, too, and smile everytime I passed it.

    The kittycat square is cute!

    I hope you have a nice visit with your friend. I’m sure she won’t care about cleaning and cooking.
    You can plan meals and cook together while she’s there. 🙂

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