I actually got myself going yesterday and did a little sewing. I was starting to think I was coming down with something for a couple days this week but I think after taking two days off of working outside that it had just been the extra physical exercise that had gotten to me LOL – it really tells me that I am out of shape and when the weather gets less humid I need to do more outside – nothing can replace just regular outside work for exercise in mind – fitness centers do not do it for me. I exercise but I do not work up a sweat like I do with outside work and I use more muscles.
I got the burgundy color hexie flower attached to Handful of Scraps.
A half of a border on the baby quilt binding was stitched
Some blueberry muffins made for this mornings breakfast – I like to make a dozen or two and put them in the freezer.
A new project is being looked over and fabric measured to see if there is enough – more on that later.
More quilting on the Final Frontier from Tuesday night. I am linking to My Quilt Infatuation today also linking to Audrey’s Quilty Folk where the circles all began. I am now about a fourth of the way through quilting this queen size quilt that all started from Audrey encouraging up us to make one circle a day – well I could not make one circle a day – I briefly tried and then I was making more like 10-20 circles one day a week instead.
Now I am wondering if I am the only one to notice more and more tutorials coming out on how to machine stitching binding complete by machine. Now all my years as a quilter it has always been stressed so much that you do your machine stitching and then hand stitching to the back and that was the only way you were going to win a prize or ribbon or whatever – that machine stitching binding the whole way was not the way to go. Now all the new things going on in quilting with the “modern” era it seems machine stitching binding is in fashion – is this only on quilts not to be entered? or what – why the switch? I am curious. I do not enter shows so I guess it doesn’t matter to me, maybe I need to learn how to neatly do binding completely by machine. Your views – what do you know about this subject? I am just plain curious – is it because so many younger (than me) quilters who are working and raising a family want to get that quilt completely done in a weekend including the binding and not relaxing with the slow stitching process? Even when I was working I liked the slow method of relaxing and taking a year if need be to get the quilt done.
Hard to believe it is September already – wow – maybe it will cool off here in 20 to 30 days!