Wednesday, September 27, 2017

8 Shooters Clue 22: SHOT DOWN!!!!

YOU'VE BEEN SHOT!!


YOU HAVE AN INJURY AND ARE DOWN!!!!!!


I goofed.
I cannot apologize for this enough, but it did fit the theme after all. I mean, injuries do happen and one has to be careful with guns!

When I started this mystery I had every intention of staying ahead of you, but I've given up on that and now I just take photos of the next step, without even sewing them out.
I started that new job and my husband is still on the sick side of life (in other words he's been downhill for the last few months), and I never sew. If I do its to pop a project into the embroidery machine and let it run while I get ready for work.

This has caused me to re-think everything and as soon as this mystery is done I am stepping away for awhile.
IN THE MEANTIME.. you are going to have to frog stitch (seam rip).
That is if you have caught up to where I am...which I wouldn't know because no one posts photos in the facebook group, so maybe you aren't even at this step yet.

Regardless, you have these half shooters out of your light and dark matching tonals:


You need to remove that middle triangle.


And instead place two triangles on the edges so that they look like little bat wings.
(Hey just trying to match the season here).


DO this with ALL of these two toned half shooters.
I am so sorry.. I don't know what I was thinking but obviously it wasn't good.
I'll change the page that this was first posted on to reflect the proper way to sew these.

Get along little doggies.
Don't hate me.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

8 Shooters Clue 21: Shoot sharply

My ride is down! 



Well actually my ride is a super old Buick and its due to break down again. Thankfully it happened before I started the new job.  But yesterday I was tied up trying to get rides to work and trying to figure ways to drum up money for repairs so that I CAN start my new job here in a week and a half and FINALLY make some decent money.

Anyway, when the new job happens I'll get more time to sew.
(Take the current work schedule for instance... I'll be working 8 days straight... who can find time to sew in that??? my son will be so desperate for my attention by the time the 8th day rolls around! )
But its all good... the new job I'll work a set schedule and get real live days off. Like the same every week.
Anyway, all my rambling to say that I, again, didn't get to sew so you'll just have to take my unsewn lined up photos and do what you do.. make beauty!

First you need to get those two toned 8 Shooters... the last ones that you made.
You need to PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COLORS ON TODAYS STEPS.

Attach the little feather thingies to four sides, but
LINE UP THE DARK SIDE OF THE FEATHER TO THE LIGHT SIDE OF THE STAR.
all the way around, dark to light and light to dark.
Well, not all the way around, just on four sides.
Do this four ALL FOUR of your last 8 shooters. 



Then attach one feather thingie to the half shooter.. again light to dark and dark to light. 



Take the half shooters and now attach single trapezoids to the sides as below.
Again, match light to dark and dark to light.
Do this for all 8 of your half shooters.



Finally we are going to do the same for your double shots.
Attach a trapezoid, matching light to the dark and a dark to the light.
Do this for all four of these double shots. 



This should be enough to keep you busy for two weeks.
I certainly will be busy for two weeks.
I am guess you know what these pieces will become in the final steps.
We are almost there folks. 

By the time we meet again (Wed the 27th I think), I will be at my new job!!
I can't wait to see what it is like! 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

8 Shooters Clue 20: Studs

You know, since we are winding down and finishing up, getting ready to ride off into the sunset before long... it's time to fancy up a bit.

Are you all about bling?
If you were to have star-studded shoes, would you wear these?


Or is this more to your taste?


This hillbilly would never wear any star studded anything I am afraid. 
(I might put a star in the outhouse door). 

Ok so do you remember these half shooters?
You've got a pile of them.
16 in fact.


And you've got a pile of these studs.

LADIES! FOCUS!!!!
Not those kind of studs.
THESE kind of studs :
(I know they look more like triangles but just work with me here...)


Now you can turn your half shooters into half star studded.. um... shooters?
So, yes... make all 16 of these star studded half shooters.

(POST HAS BEEN EDITED!!!!
YOU ARE NOW MAKING THESE BAT LIKE THINGS RATHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PHOTO THAT I POSTED!!!)





I know I know...
All you can think about is riding off in the sunset with your stud...



I'll just see you in a week.
I would say ten days but I totally messed that up last week and forgot the Saturday thing.
I blog this on Tuesday usually (my day off) and set it for Wednesday.
So let's just stick with next Wednesday.
See you then.