Yesterday was one of those days when I just didn’t feel like working with the sewing. The hexie quilt is now completely appliqued to the background fabric but I need to work on the mitered edges to get it all smooth and correct. Right now the corners are basted so it will be easy to put it down to the floor, tack in place if I need to – take out basting stitches and figure out the correct angle. I took this photo outside where I could spread it out without moving furniture – it is 91 x 96 right now but as I get the corners corrected this will change a little bit – I have extra fabric on the back of each corner turned under right now to give me enough to work with. I’m not sure when I will get to it – it might actually get put aside for awhile and take a break from it while I think of what I want to do with it next.
I started to cut out pattern pieces for the wool applique but just couldn’t get into it yesterday – that is the way it happens sometimes and I don’t force it – If I don’t feel like working on a quilt I don’t.
A little more crocheting got done.
Some have mentioned they think the garden must take up a lot of my time away from the quilts – it really doesn’t – the garden takes very little time –it is very small – a hobby garden. The photos I post might make it look larger than it is. The beds are about 3 ft by 10 or 12 feet. Rarely do I put more than one hour in it a couple times a week- usually more like 15-30 minutes. When the vegetables get ready it takes a little more time but not much. I do not do gardening so that I have enough for canning or freezing vegetables to feed me a whole year – this is just a little bit of fresh pickings. Mike doesn’t like many vegetables the garden is mainly for me! I don’t need much. When the green beans get ready I will pick what is ready and it will give me a meal every 3 days or so for a couple weeks with enough sometimes left over that I will blanch and freeze to use for a later time – it doesn’t take very long to do this. The tomatoes I usually use as they ripen for pasta sauce and I freeze them also by the bag full also- you crush them and put them in ziplocks. The potatoes get dug up little by little using them as I harvest. I still plan on planting sweet potatoes but not until June. The herbs take more time but I normally cut the herbs in the morning and wash them – a different variety each day. Then when they are dry they go in the dehydrator and take care of themselves and I put them in jars before I go to bed – or I turn the dehydrator on before I go to bed and they dry in the night and put them away in the morning. I have it down to a system that takes little time. This is just a hobby – not meant to be a lot of work!!
The book I am currently reading and I guess taking my attention away from sewing is called The Pecan Man, I am really enjoying this book. The link should take you to amazon where I purchased the kindle edition for $4.99