Tuesday, July 5, 2016

My First Block! A Success Story

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I hope everyone had a good Fourth of July weekend. I know I did. I spent most of the weekend working on my first block. In my last post I talked about participating in a BOM called Maggie's First Dance. By  the way, they are still taking sign-ups, if anyone wants to join!! :) Anyways, I got my first block done just in time for them to release block # 2. Below is a picture of my finished Block 1 - Cute, right?

Of course, there were a few hiccups along the way. My wheelchair and my table don't get along, so I had to do everything at a TV tray in my recliner... that made things a bit awkward, but I figured it out, with some help from my daughter, and only minimal blood shed! LOL! 

I was about three-quarters of the way done with cutting my fabric on my make-shift table when I, apparently, pushed down too hard on my rotary cutter, because it decided to close... with my thumb in the way. It was a less than pleasant experience. I believe the air may have turned blue for a moment due to the expletives that escaped. My daughter ran to the bathroom for a washcloth and some bandages, but the cut was deep and didn't want to stop bleeding. Sorry, the picture is a little fuzzy.

Needless to say she insisted on finishing my cutting for me. Bless her heart. She also did the ironing for the rest of the night and the following day. I guess you could say that without her I wouldn't have been able to finish!

I'm going to give my thumb a few days to heal, but then I think I'm going to make a mat for under my sewing machine to help keep things organized. Jenny over at Missouri Star Quilt Company (don't you just love her??) has great little tutorial on one that I think I'm going to use. I've watched it 3 or 4 times and it looks fairly simple. You should be able to find the video here: Sewing Machine Pad.

That's all for now, so until next time...
Stay Safe,
Mama Higgins


  1. Hi, visiting from Jacqueline's blog link-up. Pretty colors and I love the bee. I'm thinking about adding a bee to one of my blocks. Suck about your finger, (darn rotary cutter). So sweet of you daughter to finish up for you. :)

    1. Just reread my writing. S/B....sucks about your finger. Funny how missing one letter and it sounds all wrong. lol :D