Man, I wish that were true! Imagine the possibilities! There's been some talk of going to Scotland next year with Hunter and Carmen!!!! Which led to talk of taking a ride on The Jacobite Train, which of course is the Hogwart's Express. Yes! I know! I've barely slept since they told me! Any who, I was inspired to get my Harry Potter Bookcase done at our latest Mascoutah retreat.For some reason, I forgot to print 2 pages of this pattern and couldn't finish it at our retreat. His eyes are a little freaky, if I'm honest.
I struggled and struggled with the velum paper again. Hated every damn minute of it... I finally took Chris Y's advice and ordered some news print. Went home and finished the Sorting Hat with the news print and it was wonderful!! Such a difference. My stitches weren't uneven, the paper came out really easily. Night and day! Maybe I don't hate paper piecing after all! I have 7 more blocks to go. Then, I have to decide how to finish it. Fancy, old, scrolls on my bookshelf? Modern with a dragon resting on top? Maybe a Nibus 2000?
I actually had a day all to myself on Tuesday. It was magnificent. Rich was at work and the remaining kids both had classes. It was just me and my pal True. We made a t-shirt quilt for Carmen's mom. An actual quilt in a day! Don't think I've done that before, maybe a baby quilt. This is the second tractor t-shirt quilt I'm making for Carmen. I'm really loving this modern layout. Hopefully, Jill will like it. The art work in her home is pretty modern/ mid-century. Lots of fun.