Rain Rain Go Away
and come again some other day!
It was raining when I awoke this morning and the intensity quickly increased to torrents. And around 11:45, just as I was getting ready to press and cut the fabrics for Churn Dash, we lost our electrical power. Thinking it was going to return quickly, I came upstairs to read by the light of the back window. Joe said that he'd heard lightning strike at the time the power went out.
Turned out that we were powerless for about five hours or so. The emergency sump pump kicked in, for which we were thankful, and we both read for a while and thought about a nap. Then I got out my Farmer's Wife book and started measuring the templates that I'd printed out a couple of weeks ago. I wrote down the dimensions of all of the templates that could be rotary cut. With the aid of a candle. Took quite a while. Just as I finished, the electrical power returned and I made an Excel spreadsheet showing all of the measurements I came up with.
Many of the blocks can be made without the use of any templates. There are 35 or so components that don't lend themselves to rotary cutting, so I'll have to get some mylar and make some templates. That will be a new experience for me.
If you're doing Farmer's Wife and would like a copy of my spreadsheet, let me know, and I'll send it to you as an attachment. Make sure I can access your email address. I'll do it on Monday after I have a chance to turn my document into a pdf file, in case you have a different version of Excel.