Friday, August 5, 2011

redonculous redo



I realize it looks like I haven't changed flying dreams one little bit. Nobody knows the trouble I've seen with this little quartered circle on the also-quartered background. It's been cut out, sewn, ripped, restitched, embroidered, ripped out again, black & white fabric resewn and circles cut out twice, and the whole shebang resewn one or two more times, I forget. And ironed countless times. My sewing tools were laid out like surgical instruments. The underlying problem was a lop-sided circle on a lop-sided square (velvet does that) and it took all this for me to realize that if I stitched some of the quarters together by hand, it would indeed work.


Originally the circle was a moon but then it became an earth. Then back to moon. Now I don't know. It's complicated. And just redonculous. I love that word.


Happy weekend! xo

23 comments:

deanna7trees said...

it was worth it. it glows.

Jacky said...

Certainly worth the effort...this looks wonderful and we can appreciate all of the work.
Thanks for the tip too about piecing the circle.

You have a lot of patience. Redonculus amount of patience???

Jacky xox

woman with wings said...

Deanna, thank you. I'm starting to get excited about this whole magic diary business now that this hurdle's been jumped!

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Jacky. I don't know if it was redonculous amounts of patience or redonculous amounts of foolishness, but what's done is done at last...yay!!!

Jacky said...

*smile*....methinks patience.

Jacky xox

Notjustnat said...

It doesn't seem redonculous to me hehe! It's a perfect circle - Hugs Nat

Marie said...

"Redonculous" is a fun word...
Whatever you decide for your little circle to be...
I think it was worth all the work. Looks fabulous!
<3

Sandra said...

I think it looooks wonderful !!! love that word "redonculous". Amazing how we learn to go back to the basics of hand-sewing ?? I love it now, circles, nine-patches, etc., alll by hand just gives me the time and "patience" I have always needed and wanted but didn't know it, hahaha : ) wonderful weekend to you tooooo : )
Blessings, Sandra in AZ

Jeannie said...

Well worth the effort. Isn't it funny how our eye fixates on something and drives us batty until we change it? As Deanna said, it glows. Enjoy your weekend.

shirleymcgann said...

This is wonderful...all your efforts have paid off! Those tools of the trade...all lined up...GREAT!

and...why do we have to choose what it is this early on...hmmmm....love it.

Shishi

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

a GREAT post for me to read....
am beginning to love the problem solving more than anything.

woman with wings said...

Nat, that circle's as perfect as it's ever going to be!

woman with wings said...

Marie, redonculous just sort of lightens things up, doesn't it? ha. And thank you!

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Sandra! Oh, I feel very much the same as you about handwork -- for some reason, I just kept sewing this up by machine, doing the same thing over & over and expecting a different outcome. Live & learn! Blessings your way, too!

woman with wings said...

Jeannie, you're so right. Who would've ever noticed but me? I mean the wonky parts could've been covered somehow, I suppose. It sort of turned into the principle of the thing. Thank you!

woman with wings said...

Thank you Shishi -- you're onto something there, why DO we have to decide now? Who says? hehe I really like that -- thanks! That's a good thing to remember next time I go bonkers.

woman with wings said...

Oh Grace, well I sure wish you would've been here for a little problem solving brainstorming with me!! You would've probably figured it out right off. I can be an impatient sort depending on the moon and my hormones.

Deb G said...

Isn't it interesting how we can't always see the effort that something takes? It's looking strong and confident.

lynda Howells said...

it is perfect and so just right. it was worth the effert my friend! lyndax

handstories said...

love your "operations" going on here. has me laughing. and a great new word for today. and still love the dots.

woman with wings said...

Deb, Lynda & Cindy -- thanks for the encouraging words! I've obsessed over it all day today again. Just got semi-caught up with the MD class and saw that whole section on going with distortion instead of fighting it! Oh well....too late now. Unless I tear it out just one more time. Ha.

liniecat said...

I quite like lop sided on lop sided lol but this does look fabulous never the less lol

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Lyn--there'll be plenty of lop-sidedness in other parts of this, I'm sure! Ha.