I just Googled "how to remove a deep sliver." Do you say sliver or splinter? Google wanted to autocomplete the search with the word splinter, which had me wondering whether sliver was maybe a regional thing. You know, like we Wisconsinites have our bubblers while the rest of the world has drinking fountains or water fountains. To me, water fountains are those impressive things outside the Bellagio in Las Vegas, meant to take your mind off things like the sliver in your right middle finger.
Anyway, I'm going to try the Epsom salts and Band-aid poultice approach per Dr. Google. I did self-surgery this morning with a sewing needle and thought I got all of it, but now I see there is still a small piece deeply embedded, further than I care to go poking around with sharp implements using my non-dominant hand.
A few days ago, however, utilizing my sewing supplies for their intended purposes, I finished a little quilt top. Since I had leftover 2-1/2 inch strips from the last 16-patch quilt, I sewed them together in sets of three intending to make a scrappy rail fence quilt.
And it was okay. I like random and all, but something about this first layout (below) had my brain working too hard to make sense of things or something. I shared the in-progress photo with fellow quilter Marei, who offered a suggestion.
So I tried her idea, liked it, let it sit overnight to marinate, and then sewed it together the next day.
I really like the streak of lightning effect with the red fabric. The rest of it is still random enough, although I did indulge in a little OCD-like orientation of all the bright turquoise strips to the horizontal and the darker teals vertical, which was totally unnecessary but made me happy.
This will either become part of the backing for the 16-patch, or a baby quilt on its own. Haven't made up my mind quite yet.
The doorbell rang yesterday with my Amazon order of pearl cotton via the mail lady. The colors were so pretty, I piled them all in the vintage strainer (found at Goodwill last weekend).
How's that for an Easter basket? It's Marshmallow Peep approved!