Tuesday, June 28, 2016

More unpicking… ugh

Left the office early again as my weekly cleaning crew wanted to do the windows but were too scared of our dogs.  So I came home, kept myself with the dogs in one room with the door closed.  I guess not too a big price to pay for clean windows.  I couldn’t wait for the cleaners to leave so I could get quilting but again, spotted another mistake.  Block 4, row 4, (marked with tape on the photo) printed fabric in the wrong place, so more unpicking and fixing!

Finally the quilt top sewn together but I am not quite relaxed yet.  I have it up against the glass doors in the TV room for final inspection by DH tonight.  He has the amazing ability to spot a mistake on a quilt the moment he walks into a room.  I on the other hand stare at it for days on end without seeing my own mistakes.

Changing my dislikes to likes

I’m not too fond of left-over food, especially not the very next day after I have served it.  Maybe wait another day or two and then try the left-over thing again.

As I left the office yesterday DH said that we had enough left-overs and I shouldn’t cook.  Now he says this often and I often prefer to simply ignore him and do my thing at home.  However today, just as I entered the house my phone alarm clock went off, reminding me that Wimbledon starts today.  So a sudden change of mind, left-over food is not really all that bad.

Even took Meeko, the parrot, earlier for her afternoon nap and then it was just me, my quilting with the tennis on TV.  Now I don’t watch every single shot but still one can sense when tension builds up and then it is just a matter of a quick glance at the TV to decide whether to sew or to watch tennis.  Multi-tasking of sorts.

Started sewing my rows together but there must always be a spanner in the wheel as even though it feels like I’ve checked and re-checked every block placement, I still had to unpick with a block or two turned the wrong way.

My youngest came over to discuss wedding arrangements (getting married in Feb 2017) and hampered my plans of a quick quilt top finish but I guess these plans have to be made as well.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Rows all done

After I had mother-in-law and the older kids over for Sunday lunch, I finished the last two rows of my machine project, so this coming week, I can hopefully start joining the rows.

In the mean while Socks, our ginger cat, came to check on my progress on one of my handwork projects.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

A rather productive day

DH left the house early morning to help the older kids with their garage and garden gates after a recent burglary, so I had the house all to myself and decided to make the most of it.

Started planning and prepping Sunday lunch, did the laundry, tidied the house after the younger kids came for venison pie last night and in between finished 14 more orange blocks of my machine project.

Just stitched row 10 (of 12 in total) so I am beginning to see the light at the end of this tunnel.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Slow but steady progress

Although the faster machine project is not going quite as “fast” as I hoped for I am making progress.  All the while still working on my other hand projects and believe it or not, the newest craze I’ve given in to….. another handwork project.  O dear this will never end.

My cut squares have been sewn into strips and with the strips I made blocks in two colourways – orange and black.  Now the sewing of the rows must be done.