I was still feeling a bit under the weather yesterday and didn’t get a lot done. Although I have been reading a lot! Sometimes I get into a reading mood and spend most of the day reading and not sewing. Lot’s of time was spent with the fabric bins though picking out more fabric for the Retro Air Ship Propeller blocks. Stacked as I have them it doesn’t look like a lot but this might be all I need to finish the blocks needed for this quilt. This is enough for 30 blocks if I do them as planned – first 15 from the pairs I have selected, then mix them up and do 15 more. I’m not sure if it will be enough but it might be.
Plenty of neutrals taken out of the neutral box, cream tints of yellow, gray and tans. I have decided to not use the block that stood out in white background – I tried tea dying it, though I had used the same fabric for the sashing I put around it but turned out it was different – and I had two different shades for the white a nice light tan and then some kind of weird shade in the sashing! LOL –no big deal, I had pretty much decided I wasn’t using it anyway.
For Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy I will try to finish up this hexie and maybe get more basted? (that blueish green thread is not the color it appears – it is much closer to the same as the blue hexies then it appears). Also linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework and Tweety Loves Quilting.
The tomato plants are beginning to grow on the window ledge, I surely should have started them earlier – I will let them grow in the house and toughen up outside on nice days over the next month – depending then on how big they are I will either just plant these or get more and plant all of these and bigger plants. The Romaine Lettuce will go out this week and maybe plant some green peas too. For those of you that garden I have been hearing great things lately of saving your coffee grounds and crushed egg shells to turn into your soil as you get plants ready for planting – any luck with that or myth? I have been saving coffee grounds all week and crushing egg shells when I remember just in case it works. Any instructions on how to use them? I am a hobby gardener meaning I don’t take it real seriously – I am not trying to grow enough to sustain us for a year with freezing and canning – Mike likes very few veggies so I really wouldn’t bother all that much with it unless we really needed to for some reason – this is to just enough so I can enjoy a little bit of fresh veggies now and then off and on in the summer – being home for the second summer in a row means I have my 4 raised beds to use and will plant some veggies and hope for the best. If it all fails there is always my brother’s farm! he will be at the farmers market all summer long with his produce and he is retiring from teaching at the end of the school year and will be working full time on his farming. I’m sure I can always find some at the market!