Wednesday, April 19, 2017

When I went on this blog site to write today's post, I realized that I'd saved yesterday's post so that's published today as well.

Good thing, too, as I have very little to say today. Yesterday and all week for that matter, promises to be cloudy, cool, and rainy--perfect weather for sewing--with warm and sunny days over the weekend when I'll be inside at retreat. Aaaaarrrrrgggghhhh!  But, actually, any weather is good weather for working on a quilt, don't you think?

I'm proud to report that I got all my seeds planted yesterday, and when I return from retreat on Sunday, they may have sprouted.  Don and I have 2 plots in the community gardens and we decided that for just the two of us, we only need about 1 1/3 plots. This year that extra space will be filled with onions, potatoes, cabbages, and carrots, most of which will  be donated to the food pantry here in town.  We also grow a couple kinds of tomatoes and two kinds of peppers--hot and sweet--green beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts, beets, cucumbers and dill, and maybe other things this year as well.  But nothing happens until nearly the end of May when the soil and air are warm enough for the seeds and young plants.

I also spent time in the sewing room making up a sample block of the flying goose blocks I want for the charity quilt.  I changed my mind on the block layout after seeing this on pinterest:

Image result for flying geese blocks

I like the pinwheels effect and I made up one block out of the Warmth charm squares and that looked pretty good as well.  The blocks measure 6 1/2" unfinished so I may put 4 of them together to make a 12 1/2" block and then add the sashing.  There are enough pattern and color choices to make this idea work, well, at least I'll give it a try and see what happens.

No further progress on my applique last night. I just didn't feel like doing it, but never fear, I will return to it, probably tonight.  When I finish this post, I'm in the kitchen for a couple of hours making a lasagne for my daughter and my husband to have on Saturday when I'm gone. Jo's coming home to celebrate her father's birthday with him and she's requested what she's always referred to as "Good Lasagne."  What does that say about the other dishes I made for her all those years she lived under our roof?  LOL

This afternoon, I get my eyes checked and I think I'll have a second pair of glasses made up as a spare. I have some old frames that I think they can use. Last summer while I was at the community garden, I ran a wheelbarrow over my glasses on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, and they were quite mangled but the lenses were okay.  I managed to drive home without them, but it was tricky, I can tell you.  Don and I got to WalMart about 10 minutes before the eye center closed and they were able to fix them for me, thank goodness!  Otherwise, I'd have to spend the entire weekend without glasses, and even after half an hour, I was getting a headache.   So I decided I should have a back up pair, and now's the time to get them made up. 

So, I'd better get a move on--Good Lasagne is calling me!

1 comment:

  1. Very fun block for your charity quilt. Hope you enjoyed lots of stitching time.