I sewed hexies ALL THE WAY from Greensboro, North Carolina to Newark, New Jersey.
I sewed hexies ALL THE WAY from Newark, New Jersey to Seattle, Washington.
I sewed hexies ALL THE WAY from Seattle Washington to Anchorage, Alaska!
And yes, I even sewed hexies ALL THE WAY from Anchorage, Alaska to Cordova, Alaska if for no other reason that it was DARKER THAN DARK and storming and we were being tossed around on a little prop-job commuter plane.
The commuter plane experience was interesting….no cock pit door, so we could watch the pilots the whole time…and watch the windshield wipers going like mad, and when focusing on the front of the plane out the front windshield, you could REALLY feel that the wind was tossing us a bit side ways….
So it was BETTER to focus on stitching hexies, one stitch at a time and imagine we were driving in a bus on a bumpy road, rather than think we were being tossed about over a vast mountainous wilderness in a storm.
This pic above is one that Terri took of me sitting on that plane. Do I look exhausted yet? It was just after 7pm Anchorage time, which was just past 11pm North Carolina time, and I’d been up since 3:15 am North Carolina time. Not a pretty picture! But I kept a stitchin!
And then I noticed, as I got some of the neutral filled in just above the red border……that I didn’t think the corner turned the same way it did on the previous fill in section that was already attached to the “Mother Ship”.
So until I could check it I just sewed neutrals in the neutral area, knowing that whatever I had to do or undo, that neutral area was still not going to change. In the morning, when Val went off to work….I checked it:
Back in business!!
This section needs to be identical to the one above, and then I have two more to do, in mirror image, for the two remaining corners. It’s still a lot of work. I’m guessing a year before it’s done. Serious. Still many many trips to go since I don’t work on it at home, only when on the road!
So what did I get done on the way HOME from Alaska!? I was so tired I slept more, or tried to, but I still got quite a bit added:
Just love this new tote! Now my busy bag is stylin!!!
It's made by Timeless Totes, is called the Snapped Accessory Tote and there is a link to their page HERE.
PS….I’ve traveled around blogland over the last little while! I love that I’m seeing people recreating my hexie medallion to have one of their own. It’s a huge undertaking! I know because I’ve been working on this one for 12 years.
I’ve been asked if there is a pattern for it. Not yet --- It’s still really in the design process for me. It’s not even a complete top yet.
Some are just doing it by looking at my pictures, and that’s great.
All I ask is that if you show pictures of your hexie medallion on your blog or website, and it looks like mine, is inspired by mine, that you just link your post back here to my blog so people can find the original, okay? THANKS!