Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Summer Sewing



Here's what's going on around here.

On the left is Glitter, one block per day. They're adding up, aren't they?

In the middle is an old UFO. I'm determined to get getting some older projects completed! When I pulled this out of the archives I had three block units made. Each block unit has one large plus sign and two small ones. Making progress!

On the right: 

While making the plus sign quilt, I'm ending up with lots of strips of fabric. I started sewing the strips together, cutting them into different widths, and sewing them back together. Just playing. And somehow I have started another quilt. Wait a minute! I'm trying to finish up old projects, not start new ones! How does this happen??? But I like it so I'll keep going - maybe a leader/ender project?

If you're interested...the strips are 1.5 inches wide. Some are cut to 2.5", some are 3.5", and some are 4.5".

I'm in one of those moods this week where I'm sick of cooking. What's for dinner? I don't know! We'll figure it out! Are you sick of cooking? Easy, healthy dinner ideas are welcome! Please! 

Continue to stay safe!

Sunday, June 13, 2021

An Update

I've been away from the blog for a bit.  So here's a quick update on life around here.

I rode on a Harley! First time on a motorcycle - I was given a ride by our friend, Sam.  

We had a goat on our boat - that's me holding Sadie as a goat leaped on our boat from Goat Island. He was looking for a handout. And we gave him one once he got off the boat.

We've been going to the lake about once per week to ride the boat and the Seadoos - we don't stay overnight because the house is still in a state of demolition due to our water leak.

I started a new hand pieced quilt - Jen Kingwell's Glitter. I've been stitching on block every day. Every Sunday I cut out block kits for the upcoming week. It's amazing how the blocks pile up only doing one per day. 

I'm using colors from my sewing closet wallpaper.

Dark photo - but I have a new addition to my sewing machine family. Meet my Bernina 480. She makes a nice companion to my much larger Bernina 750 QE.  The 480 will go on retreats with me, go around town when sewing with friends, and be my backup machine when the 750 is in embroidery mode. I love her already!

I had a little scare when I found a lump under my arm. A week of worry. We went to UAB and after imaging and meeting with a few folks, all is well. It was just a cyst. Whew!

I'm still walking every single day. I have to do it either first thing in the morning or just before the sun sets. The summer heat and humidity have set in, for sure.

Continue to stay safe!