For 2 weeks over May/June I spent my very first time alone for longer than 3 days . I had gone from living with my parents, to married then married with children. Never in 50 years have I had more than 3 nights by my self. Wow is it different! DH and DS No 1 went to England to visit DD and DS No2. I stayed home alone.
So what did I do? Anything I wanted!!
Apart from going to work, time was my own. I made it my mission to try to get some of my quilt tops that were almost done, that much closer to being done. ( I can't use the F word).
My first quilt top was La Naissance, a quilt by Susan Smith from Wodonga. I had all but finished it 2 years ago. I wanted a Fresh, bright summer quilt. All it needed was 20 small hexagon flowers. I found the fabrics and off I went. It did take me a week, (slow going, I know) but I got them made.
Then it took 3 days to sew them onto the top.
Here it is ready and waiting for it's Flowers
All the flowers ready to go.... at last.
Mmmmm Is this how I want them????
Sewing the last stitch.....
Then another night was spent positioning them and ironing them into place. If I thought tracing and cutting took some time, it is nothing to how long it takes to blanket stitch around them. I am almost done but life and family have delayed the process .
I even did some stitching in the "No Patchwork Allowed" place, our new pergola. It did take him a while to realise I was sewing while we watched the Football.
When this one is done the next is another Michele Hill top, just awaiting the last 4 corner blocks to be sewn. More on it when this current one is done.
Last Saturday Linda and joined a bus trip to Canberra to the Craft and Quilting Show.
A couple of Patterns purchased from Somerset
and a book I am very pleased to have bought.