Do you think the Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten would mind if I borrowed her idea and became the Barefoot Quilter? I actually do sew without shoes, it’s more relaxing and I think it makes it easier to adjust the pressure on the pedal. Only problem is, if one of those pins ever fell on the floor, OUCH! So far I have been lucky. I also noticed something. I am not very good at following patterns. I think that mostly it is because the majority of the patterns I use are poorly written. I always feel like I need to do something to make it easier to understand or create something in a different way. I have no real artsy talent or anything, but often times I can see something in my head and getting it to happen in reality is a whole other monster, (see my previous post called Exciting New Project). I have made a cover for my sewing machine, no pattern, just measured the machine and cut fabric to create a box with one end open. It turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself. I have also made a new cover for my ironing board just from using the old cover as a pattern. Also, whenever I make a bag, I pretty much end up changing it in some way from the pattern to make it more to my tastes or styles. I guess that sewing is my creative outlet, when I get inspired to do something. I have collected several quilt patterns, but all of the cutting and precision throws me off because I am not very good at doing things in a precise way. Maybe I should learn to make scrappy quilts that are supposed to look off centered, hehe. Well, those are my musings for the day. Who knows what the afternoon will bring.