Another week is drawing to a close, and it’s been a busy but productive week.
Summer is getting in her last hurrah … we’re getting highs in the 90s again. But fall is not far away … the days are getting shorter … that fact was hit home when we drove up to our house at 8:30 Wednesday evening and I noticed that our landscaping lights hadn’t turned on yet. I need to reset the timer.
Here’s my Storm at Sea on my tables, ready to be “sandwiched”: … I got it basted and in the hoop last night!! Woo hoo! That means I get to start quilting today! It’s been way too long since I’ve picked up my needle and thread.
I got a package in the mail yesterday … I just LOVE getting packages in the mail! In fact, it’s one of the many reasons I enjoy shopping online. It’s a border hoop. As you may remember, I hand quilt, using a lap hoop … but I’ve had troubles with quilting the outer edges of the quilt. The batting and backing are cut bigger and fill up my hoop, when I’m working on the edges, but the quilt top does not. As a result, it’s been a bit of a bother quilting the edges … I was resigned to the fact that this was just part of quilting with a hoop until I saw a discussion about quilting borders/edges on a Facebook group devoted to hand quilting, and several members recommended a border hoop.
Hope you all have a fabulous Friday!