Wednesday 11 June 2008
Over the past few months, I mastered my sewing machine (well, almost), I successfully identified bias tape at the fabric store, I learned a few embroidery stitches, I felted wool into small rodents, I discovered the joy of knitting and I installed a zipper. Over the past few months, I didn't understand right away the totality of a project's instructions written in a craft book! I don't know if I'm the only one but even if I understand the meaning of each words separately as soon as I look at the entire sentance I just don't get it. Fold the what where? Cut the template alongs what lines? Sew together part what and what? Peanut, the wee elephant from Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts was no exception! It started well but the mamooth like creature (it has a very big head to my opinion!) made me swear at step 4...could be worst I guess! Anyway, I finished it and I was quite happy until my husband told me that Peanut looked like a kiddie version of the American Democratic party (update: OUPS...don't know much about american politics...Republican party...sorry about that..feel stupid now) symbol!?! Political softies...I'm not there yet!!!