Yesterday we had two more inches of rain from very early morning through the early afternoon. More work was done with the sewing machine and Butterfly Parade grew a little more – my piles of pre-cut squares that I am using for this quilt is shrinking and that is a good thing – I had hoped to use them all and I think I will. 10 x 11 rows of 4.5 inch squares.
11 more blocks lined up ready to make half square triangles for the next row. I am linking to Esther’s Blog today.
Just a few of the crosshatching marks left to quilt on the right side before I can say half way done and roll Wagon’s West down once more.
I had thought I would work faster on the wool then I have been doing but slowly the first border of two for the Postage Stamp is getting done – quite a ways to go still though. Before I get any of the other projects already started out of the project boxes I would like to finish those borders and get it done. But I do get bored with it also at times LOL – it is a good thing I have a variety of things to work on. It is getting close though to saying this border is done – two more clusters of flowers – measure it next to the body of the quilt to make sure it is complete when I am done with those two clusters and move on to the next border. I doubt I will be adding much more to these border then what you see.
The cluster of items being worked on – two flowers still need to be completely stitched down and then I need to add some embellishing.
The butterfly close up
I read a trilogy of books last week – well it might have taken 10 days. I like trilogy’s sometimes but at times it irritates me when big gaps of time are left out – and total characters at time seem to fade into the woodwork and are forgotten. Usually I tend to like the first book and then loose interest – I had gotten this one as a set for $6 so I guess money wise it wasn’t a total waste. In this set of books people even seemed to forget who they were related to! I finished the set but must admit to skipping pages and pages in the second and then third book. In The Land of the Long White Cloud by Sara Lark is the first of the trilogy in case you are interested in what it was. The books take place in New Zealand in the 1800’s – 1920’s and sorry this one is a thumbs down in my opinion.