I also made a Log Cabin Block!
A few weeks ago I ordered a good assortment of Denyse Schmidt's County Fair. I was not quite sure what I would do with all of that canvas but I just had to have it. She uses such simple, classic designs and soothing colors for her fabrics. I love tote bags so I thought I'd try to create one from a pattern. Now, I have not followed a pattern since 8th grade sewing class, something like 34 years ago! So, on a quiet Saturday afternoon, alone with my pile of fabric, I dove into the simplest pattern I could find. It looked pretty easy, how hard could it be? Well, about 4 hours later after a lot of head scratching, re-reading the instructions about 5 or 6 times and ripping out several seams I had this cute little lined tote bag! I ran upstairs to show my accomplishment to my husband, expecting him to be as excited as I was. He wasn't. Baseball was on, but that was ok. I ran back downstairs and made another one from different fabric. That one took me much less time as I was able to wrap my head around the whole concept. And then I made one more. After all, Baseball was on and that was ok!
"There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other." - Eric Hoffer
Cool tune: Fuoco Fatuo - Nicola Conte & Koop, Jet Sounds Revisited