First of all before I forget does anyone know if I can purchase the Australian quilting book “Making Quilts…the promise of joy” by Kathy Doughty in the states?
If I can save on shipping I would love to. I guess first I must need to figure out what the US price is for the book, I have seen the Australian price at close to $60 and I don’t pay that much for a quilting book no matter how good it is! I did a search but I couldn’t find it listed in the normal places I look for quilting books at. The price at this link is $55 Australian plus $29 for shipping and handling and that is just way more than I will pay for a quilting book – sorry but I do have a budget to consider.
For awhile yesterday I was thinking of forgetting to make the petals for the Red and Green quilt with this freezer paper, gathering, pressing method as it is so tedious and takes a lot of time – then I had to remind myself I am working on two other quilts right now anyhow so it doesn’t really matter how long the prep work takes does it – I have put the petals on the arm of the couch to work on while I am watching the news and whatever and will work on it a little at a time and press while watching tv. Right now I have all of the big flower petals ready for pressing and prepping so I will do that later today then continue on with the small flowers. I am not doing the leaves this way too those will be needle turn as always.
I got some more fabric cut out for the POTC quilt (Patchwork of the Crosses) as I needed a little more variety. I haven’t started to sew this one – #14, but I will later today sometime I’m sure.
Last night I quilted for about 1 1/2 hours on Joseph’s Coat as I had neglected the day before and didn’t quilt at all. I would like to stick to the plan of trying to get this quilt finished by the beginning of September.
I got this much done yesterday – about half way across minus a little bit down on the end that I had done about 2 days ago.
This much across on this row to do today and maybe tomorrow? I will need to find something interesting to watch as I am at the end of a show I have been watching – season 4 of Flashpoint – a Canadian cop drama that I like. Guess I will be doing some searching through Netflix again. Someone mentioned the series “The West Wing” I rarely ever watched that show when it was so maybe I will give it a try.
We are to be at 100+ degrees for the next 10 day outlook once again and little chances of rain – 107 is the forecast today and the next 2 – yuk!! I will be inside most of the day – I woke up at 6:30 and it was already 81 degrees!!!!
It was no surprise that my Surprise Lilies opened so quickly – I imagine they will die quickly as well with this heat – a fern right next to it is struggling to stay alive as well. I will not be surprised if they don’t put us back on water restrictions and I’m really surprised they had cancelled it when they did – we didn’t get that much rain last week.
I was surprised to see that the daylilies have been growing new growth – on the weekend I was raking away some of the dead dried up fronds and found new growth. I don’t know how long this growth will last if we don’t get more rain.