|This is the 8 page black and white print out of the house I started with, like I said yesterday, I have a little light table, so I traced out each page individually and then taped them together to get this:|
|There are a few places where the design doesn't quite line up between pages, so I fixed most of those when I re-traced it all on to the large single sheet of paper here:|
|So here is my full-sized placement pattern.|
|This is the third time I traced it all out, I broke the house into two parts, and traced each section separately, these are my actual pattern pieces for cutting out the rocks.|
These are the base pieces for the house.
And you know what? I even managed to get some other stuff done too! Yesterday was a really productive day for me. Christmas is all taken down and put away. And, I actually spent an hour out in the sewing room tempting frostbite (I did put on a coat, hat and gloves!), and I got all my remaining buckets of yardage fabrics sorted. So now I have a huge pile of additional fabrics to use in my landscape quilts, or I will once I find a way to get it all into the house where I can see it. I still have three very large buckets of scraps and fat quarters to sort through, but I will bring those in the house when I have the time to sort through them.
The bad part was that as soon as I finished eating dinner last night I got slammed by one of those sick headaches I get and I had to go straight to bed. And that in itself would have been bad enough, I mean, I lost at least 3 hours of what is usually my most productive time of the day, but then the hot flashes started about 1:30 in the morning. For the next three hours I tossed and turned, sweating profusely one second, freezing the next, and then sweating again, round and round back and forth until I thought I was going to lose my fucking mind! Oh my fucking gawd! How long is this shit going to go on?! It better not become a regular part of my nightly routine or I will kill someone. Seriously. I don't even fucking care who. Someone will have to die if this continues. There is no alternative.
Relax, I won't really kill anyone. Probably. But that shit was definitely for the birds. Fortunately, it ended eventually and I managed to go back to sleep for a few hours. I just really, really don't want to deal with that shit again.
Oh well, I am sure I will deal with it again and I am sure i will survive, even if I don't want to at the time. In other news, I have been eating. Not quite every two hours, but a lot more than before, so at least I am making progress. I haven't stepped on the scale again yet. I figured I better give that a little while so I don't get too disappointed. I may, or may not, let you know when I do.
For now, I think I will go cut me out some rocks for a while. I will talk at you all again next time. Until then, ...