**Netta, you should skip this post**
For everyone else still reading, I did my June challenge for the Mighty Lucky Club. Led by Angela Walters, it was about adding writing to your quilt, both cursive and block printing.
I’ve had an idea rattling around my head for pretty much the past year. This is version I-can’t-even-remember-anymore and I’ll give you the short version here. Last year I turned 39 and it was tough! 39 kind of kicked my ass. I also spent a lot of time thinking about “turning 40 next year” and what THAT would mean. And I figured that if I’m lucky, I’m about halfway through my useful life. But 39 was tough.
First run through. Tension needs fixing.
I tried out the block printing in each line. By the end I felt like an actor rehearsing lines, trying out different emphases.
And the finale!
What did I learn from the challenge?
I loved adding writing. Composing an S on the fly under the needle is tough. My stitched cursive is better than my cursive on paper. Using a striped fabric helped keep my lines straight. Kids who can read should NOT be allowed to watch you do this project. I am awesome. 40 is so much better than 39.