Sunday, November 25, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching....

I have finally been making progress on the baby heart quilt. I figured out a solution that works for me in quilting the edges.... without getting frustrated. I had to switch to my pvc square lap hoop and then use a couple of big safety pins to hold the edges of my 6 inch block down by the edge.

Of the 63 blocks in this quilt, I have 17 left to go!

I got a couple of them quilted yesterday while taking breaks from working outside in the garden. I am happy to say the kids have it planted..... we will see if anything comes up! It is way too hot to grow or be out to tend to it in the summer in Florida (for me anyway!). We have beans and peas, swiss chard, beets, carrots, summer squash, red leaf lettuce and radishes. I think Aidan planted some peppers as well. They will grow for him... he has the green thumb in the family.

I am done trying to baby this cold and fear I will overdo today... but it must be done. Seems they are not good at 'putting away'. I need to find a path through the sewing area and office and put all the xmas boxes away, clean up the kitchen (which I have not really gone in since Thursday other than to make turkey noodle soup yesterday) and dig out the master closet.... which had the top rack pull out last night with a huge noise as it came down with everything on it. We were a little concerned as Ollie has been sleeping in there and we could not find him... a bit of frantic digging to try and make sure he was not smushed and then Aidan found him in back of the couch. 3 cats accounted for and I left the mess (at 8:15 last night) until today to deal with. Which reminds me I think the board on my sewing wall is pulling away a bit... so I need to pull some weight off that before it does the same thing in there!
Sigh...... my breaks will be relaxing with some slow stitching. So nice to have something around to work on to relax with.

I'll pop out first thing to pick up supplies to make unicorn ornaments at scouts tomorrow. Then we go over the packing list..... drive in campout is Saturday and we sold out the drive in! Looks like 78 for high that day and low in the 50's. Over 500 scouts closed it to the outside for a girl scout only event - movies, fun, bonfire and smores, tenting and then breakfast and clean up. We have 10 going with 4 adults. Wish us luck!

Linking up with Kathy and the other slow stitchers today.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you are always so busy! I wonder if you have orange and/or lemon trees in your yard as you have a garden thought you might do trees too? Sounds like you are having fun cleaning up after decorating!

Quilter Kathy said...

SO many things going on... you need some slow stitching relaxation!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your heart quilt is so pretty - I always love all that color! Have fun at the drive-in campout - that sounds like quite an adventure!

scraphappy said...

The hand quilting is coming along beautifully. Be sure to take some time to rest. You'll be back to normal before you know it.