Monday, July 29, 2013

The Weekend Wrap-Up

It was a quiet weekend here at Chez Nana. 

Other than sewing, I really didn’t do much of anything at all.  Boring to you all maybe, but not at all for me.  Winking smile  I now have segments for 44 blocks … I’m over halfway there!  DH commented about how it sure is taking me a long time to get this top together.  I don’t think he realizes how much more time consuming it is to cut the little pieces for paper piecing as opposed to long strips like I usually do … I’m sure that there’s an easier way than cutting just what I need for the block I’m working on, but I’m finding that this helps me stay organized as some of the sizes are similar … but not similar enough to be interchangeable … as I learned the hard way – ha!  Also each block requires 28 pieces (a lot more than any other blocks I’ve ever made), so it takes time to sew all those pieces together.  Like I’ve said before, paper piecing is time consuming, but I’m really enjoying it! 

It was a nice cool weekend here, too.  In fact, a year after setting a record for the highest low temperature, we set another record – this time for the lowest low temperature.  It was 50 when I got up Saturday morning … 50 in July!  Surprised smile  Thankfully it warmed up to the low 80’s.  Our unseasonable temperatures will continue for the next 10 days … and I’m “happy, happy, happy”. 

Something’s been helping itself to some of our tomatoes … we have 15 plants, so there should be enough for everybody, but not just yet.  We “harvested” another zucchini … 2 so far … and there’s another little zucchini growing.  Again, with 4 plants, there should be more than enough, but I guess everything is slower than normal with the wet spring we had.  And we’ve got a few blossoms on our green beans.  The beans seem to have been affected most by all the rain (and resulting standing water) we had, so if we get any beans at all, it will be amazing. 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend … enjoy your Monday!


  1. Good morning! Well, it is a RARE week-end I even touch my machine, (this one was no exception) so I am a little jealous this morning, haha. I am anxiously awaiting seeing all of your squares. Are they all completely different? How big will be it be when it is done? I am kind of jealous of your weather I can't imagine 50 degrees in July! Enjoy the cooler temps and the rest of your day!

  2. It sounds like a productive weekend for you. When do we get to see the blocks together???

    Enjoy the cooler weather.

  3. Sounds like a lovely, quiet weekend to me! I keep telling hubby we need to begin a small garden. It would be like Christmas every day to go out and see what is new :*)

    I had the pleasure of a weekend at home - oh it felt so good! Got lots of cleaning done on Saturday, and then I got to sew ALL DAY on Sunday - yippee!!! We are having a cool spell here too - I love it :*)

  4. That sounds like a perfect weekend...except I would prefer crocheting. :) However, one of these days, as I've said before, I may work up the courage to try quilting. I may start with a pillow top or wall hanging.

    Our weather is really cool here too. Love having the air condition off and windows open.

  5. Glad you got to work on your sewing over the weekend. Sounds like our weather here in California. That's why the flowers do so well. We get warm during the day but the evenings are always very cool. Sorry about the tomatoes, that's just not nice! Have a great week. Debby

  6. So do you count over & over again your squares to keep on top of how many you have? :)

    This weather is nuts!! In a good way!! :)

  7. I'm loving our weather! It is wonderful to not have the humidity and heat for a while! Enjoy! ~Jeanne

  8. So have you been watching the Braves and the Cards play? I have thought about you during every game!

  9. We have had a lot of rain here and so far, no tomatos at all! No cukes either at this point. Love that you got so many blocks done over the weekend. Sounds like a loverly weekend.

  10. Wow, 50 degrees in July! Now that's unusual! We're continuing to have rain, but not quite as much as last week. The temperatures have warmed up, so the water is evaporating quicker.

    I'm sad because I don't have anything left in the garden. I'm in the process of sprouting some fall cabbage and lettuce plants though! Enjoy your fresh veggies while you can :)

  11. I can't wait to see this "labor of love" that you are creating. I know it will be beautiful!

    We had a cooler weekend here too, not quite 50 but it was only 60 yesterday morning.

    Blessings for a wonderful week!

  12. Well I am impressed with your quilting and the pieces. That is a lot of piecing.
    You planted 15 tomato plants? Gosh I had no idea you planted that many.
    I should have but we just planted three.
    You have had so much rain and we have had so much heat that I will be surprised if I let my garden last much in August. The bugs have just about killed everything. I guess there are just years like that.
    Have a nice day today.

  13. ...well, I did it! I took the plunge into the great unknown.

  14. 50 in JULY?? That's crazy!
    15 tomato plants.. what in the world are you going to do with all those tomatoes??
    Speaking of tomatoes, we just got home from vacation and I have a lot of tomatoes to go pick.
    Have a great Sunday!!

  15. Hi my friend, I'm back home and trying to catch up with my favorites. I bought two kits in Alaska and ready to start sewing-that is after I've made pj's for the grands and start planning Christmas doll clothes.
    Hugs, Noreen


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