First, here is what I'm thinking of today......can you tell that I need a vacation?!
I'm linking up with Foto Finish today. Go see all the other pictures at Cat Patches. You'll be happy you did!
Now, I really do want to thank the wonderful Lilypadquilting community - I got some great ideas and tips for paper-piecing, and I truly appreciate your help!
Look! I did it! I did it! See?
The picture is a little dark, because I (yawn) finished it at midnight thirty! But I think you can see, this one turned out better than the first one! No pleats, no puckers, and best yet - no stress or gray hairs (at least additional ones).
I appreciate each of you that commented and gave me tips on how to be accurate,and how to do it more easily. I am especially grateful for the encouragement you gave me, to try again. I can't say that I love paper piecing, or that I want to do more, right this minute, but at least I have these hearts done, and I have some rudimentary skills in my tool belt. The next time a paper piecing project comes up, I won't start to sweat or make excuses: I'll dig right in and give it a try!