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. 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! 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!