Okay, so I'm just back from the doctor's office for my regular checkup. It was all good news, so continued existence remains an imminent possibility (my sarcastic way of saying all is well). And, a good thing because I still have too many UFO's. I know Rob was really excited because he doesn't want to be a single parent. So there's two good reasons to keep slogging on.
Here are some yard shots. But, they aren't very good. The flower bed is beautiful, but hard to catch all the detail in a picture. You just have to see it. Let us know what time you'll get here and we'll have coffee and cake ready. Right now, the beds are full of tall pink phlox. They love it here and don't mind the clay or the heat. They'll bloom most of a month and then receded and other things will kick in. I do like a lot of variety in my beds. And, this weekend, I need to start moving some things around. Not everything is happy in its current spot.
This is along the edge of the daylily bed. Looks sad this time of year, but it will perk back up in a few weeks.
And, this is along the other side. You can see my sitting area in the corner. 2nd favorite spot! Most favorite is the swing that I can sit in and look at the beds from the outside.
I'll try to take some better pictures this weekend and show some of the best spots.
Okay, so I've been working on the Indian Orange Peel quilt. And, I am sooo frustrated. I'm on the third border side. At this point, it's time to set it aside for the weekend. I just want to get all those curves together. I'm having so much trouble getting points to match. I just need to continue to plug my way through it and stop worrying about it being perfect. In this case, done is going to be much better than perfect. And the thing that's frustrating me most is all that paper. It is so in the way as I try to go around this curve and then that one and back again. Grrrr.
My plan is to baste two finished tops this weekend so I can work on something else for a while. I want to get one ready for machine quilting and one for hand. I have a free standing frame (oval, maybe 18" x 24") that I've never used and I want to get a quilt in it that I can just leave in the sewing room, all set up and ready to work on. It's been so long since I did any hand quilting, and after all this hand piecing, I think I can make really tiny stitches now. but, I'm going to need to get a poly batt. I've hand quilted through the cotton batt that I like for machine quilting and I want to try something a little easier to get the needle through...something a little less dense. Don't know what I'll baste for the machine quilting yet, but there's plenty to choose from.
That's all the news that's fit to print. Everyone have a great Friday. I'm going to put my headset on and work really hard so the day will pass fast. I'm definitely ready for the weekend to begin.