I was busy all day! Even when I was sitting down I was busy. First of all I have gotten as comfortable as I can with The Postage Stamp on a hoop and it joined me on the couch Friday night for 1 and a half hours! – it was draped all over the place keeping as much of it off me as I could so it wouldn’t over heat me LOL – the area next to the hoop on the right was quilted and part of what is in the hoop.
Saturday we took the 3 roller hand quilting frame apart and is now stored for the time it will take to redo this room! Shelves off of the walls, Mike is still working on his side but it is slowly getting done – I think I mentioned he is back to work on a contract job locally- it might be for a year. We do all the work in the room together with me doing a lot of the leg work – taking things out to the trash pile, and stacking in the work shop – it is a lot of walking back and forth and helps me get in my steps.
The Handful of Scraps quilt now has all the hexies in the circle around the outer edges pinned to the wall – each hexie has 3 neutrals sewn to them for the spaces in between – photo has been taken with the Ipad so I remember what I was doing and the hexies flowers will be stacked and the middle folded up and put in the suitcase. Haven’t a clue what well be done but it will be taken along to my sisters – maybe work will get done and maybe it won’t. I will not bother to take along more neutral hexies for the outer row all the way around – doubtful I would get that far.
A close up of the work I have been doing – here you can see for sure that the outer row is not connected.
A variety of reds left over from the baby quilt were sewn together for binding and now attached to the baby quilt – haven’t a clue if it will all get stitched before I leave but I’m sure I will work on it some. I think for joining Kathy Slow Sunday Stitching I will be working on this binding in between other things that must get done. Also linking today to Quilting is More Fun Than Housework and Love, Laugh Quilt: Monday Making.
I had wanted to bring a wool applique project along with me to work on but I have not received my wool thread yet that I wanted to use. It might come before packing commences on Wednesday but I’m beginning to be doubtful – it might be that it will stay home and I will work on it when I get back. This project is the one I am talking about – I was going to start with the pinkish purple coneflower block – middle row on the left side. I exchanged emails with the place I ordered from yesterday to see where it was and she said she would get it sent off right away Monday and I would get it on Wednesday but then I realized later that Monday is a holiday – unless it is going by another method Post Offices are closed – and I bet she didn’t think of it either – she had been out of a couple of the colors and got them Fed X yesterday and that was the hold up. Totally understandable – I can wait to start!
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