21 December 2010

RollRoll Cotton Boll - Update

I have finally started Step 5. I have stayed with the clues but really thought I was going to fall behind this week, between the broken foot and the 600 HST's I thought I was doomed.  Well I finally found a little routine for me.... I cut up enough pairs to fill up the top of my 6.5 x 24 ruler, carry it over to the sewing machine - chain piece the units, iron the units, and then as I am cutting of the dog ears I count and place them in piles of 25.  I then line up the piles on the edge of my ironing board and put in rows of 4, which of course I know 4 piles=100.  I ended up sewing 211 already..which really isn't that bad...especially since I am sewing left footed and I really am not that coordinated----I tend to leave my foot on the pedal a little longer than necessary, but that is OK.. I am going to have to deal with it for the next couple of months until my foot heals, but at least I am able to sew.

Part 1

Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5 - The first 114

At the rate I am going I may be done before the next clue comes out, if not, well I have a week to catch up on both clues.

Take a few minutes to sew everyday, it helps maintain your sanity.



  1. Ohhhhhh, left footed sewing! I had to do that too. Isn't it funny how nothing keeps us from our machine!!!
    I hope you heal super fast.

    RRCB parts look fabulous. I am finishing up the last 180 this morning. All 600 are sewn, these just need pressed then wait until Friday!!! Isn't this a fun project??

    I just found your blog and can't wait to go back and read more!!

  2. Sorry to hear about your foot, but glad to see you are still sewing! You're making great progress :)