I recently had a smidgen of down-time at work due to the holiday that just occurred, so I took some advice my lead gave our team a while back and borrowed a copy of “C# in Depth” by Jon Skeet from a co-worker and started reading. (For those of you just tuning in, I’m a software developer by profession.)
Since I need a little bit of wait time (for some reason, I cannot start using my recently-fused applique pieces without the fusing removing itself from the fabric when I take the paper backing off, so I need to give it a little bit of time to “rest”) and I wanted to read the book rather quickly, I gave myself some added pressure to the 10 Quilt Block Deadline I have by December 15: read a chapter of the aforementioned book between each quilt block (well, more like finish half a block and start half a block).
So far, I’m halfway through the fourth chapter after I finished fusing the applique pieces to Block #16. You can see from the pattern on the right that there will be a lot of embellishments from the stitching mom will do when I give her this. So the count now is three blocks done, seven to go in 20 days. Even with the reading (should make it through two-thirds of the book by the time I finish the blocks), I WILL have the blocks done in time!
Also, I have yarn arriving on Tuesday for my First Knitting Project Ever and my very own copy of “C# in Depth” should be arriving then too! Two packages will make this nerdy-crafty girl happy
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