This is a space to post my adventures as I get in touch with my Crafty Side. To see the final results of my endeavors, check out www.LoLoCraft.etsy.com.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I worked on the quilt some more tonight. While my new method of building this quilt is much more streamlined...it just about BLEW UP MY EVER LOVIN' MIND today. You see, after I finished the first ring, I had to figure out how to evenly divide each ring color between the remaining 5 colors, to make up the second ring. Saying it that way, it sounds simple, but...I very nearly cracked trying to figure it out. My daughter, Ming Wai, came upstairs. Mom, can you come see? Siu Jeun dumped out all of my cards, and he's NAUGHTY and can you come see, Mommy? Mommy, can you come see? Mommy?? Mo....
That was the point I looked up from my mumbling (two here, two there...oh wait, I accidentally put down three, and this one only has one...why do both of these piles only have one?), wild-eyed, and screamed, "Stop talking to me! I won't talk back! I won't! I can't hear you! I'm working! I'm trying really hard!!" She gave me a confused look of pity, turned around, and left. Poor thing. Her mother's batty!
Once I got that part figured out, I started the sewing. Aside from one minor mishap (I made a silly error on about 7 blocks that then had to be unpicked and fixed) the sewing went smoothly! Around 10:30 tonight, I finally declared my sewing day Over. I am one strip away, on all the blocks, from completing the second ring. I might actually finish these blocks this week...instead of next month. Woot!
I'm Aunt LoLo, mama to Ming Wai, Siu Jeun and Ying Ying. Wife to Lo Gung. The LoLo Life is all about living life my way: proud Mormon, fierce Mama, aspiring Writer. Part of our journey is striving to blend two beautiful cultures (American and Chinese) and help our children be comfortable on either continent, in either language. We do this through food, language, and festival celebrations. Welcome!