Saturday, May 3, 2014
I’m slowly but surely making progress with my triangles for DD’s quilt … and it’s a good thing that the progress is a little on the slower side, as she’s rethinking the herringbone setting … she’s thinking that maybe she’d rather have the triangles set in a chevron pattern. I’m ok with either way … it’s simply a matter of how I set the triangle blocks … as long as she makes a decision before I start to assemble the blocks into rows, which I’m hoping will be by the end of next week.
Here are some blocks auditioned in the original herringbone setting (and yes, I know that they need to be pressed ha!):
Here they are auditioned in the chevron setting:
The colors in the first photo are more accurate … the photos were taken in the same spot, under the same lighting, within a minute or two of each other … not sure why there’d be such a pronounced difference in the colors. I’m not sure that there are enough blocks of the chevron setting to get a very good idea of how it’ll look … I think I’d need another row or two.
Yesterday I got to spend some time with my favorite 6 year old.
We played with his superhero figurines. He’s really been fighting allergies this spring … you can see it in his puffy eyes. But he certainly looks a lot better than he did Thursday evening.
(The “waffle” imprint on his nose is from the compressor … he had another massive nosebleed just before this picture was taken. Seeing him like that just broke this Nana’s heart.)
It was not a nice morning when Lois and I walked at 7:30 … chilly and dreary. But the sun has come out, and it’s just as delightful as can be. I really ought to get some work done on DD’s quilt, but I’ll be honest and tell you that I’d much rather be outside. It’s a little too windy … otherwise, I would have to give serious consideration to maybe even moving the sewing machine out to the deck. Maybe I can work on my hexies out on the deck. DH and I spent a while out in our garden … he and John (Lois’s husband who also has raised bed gardens) will put in the green bean fences. Tomorrow DH and I will plant green beans and put in our tomatoes and zucchini.
More proof that spring has sprung: our dogwood bloomed (not as much as I would have liked, but it did bloom), our lilac is just starting to bloom, our ajuga (aka bugleweed) is blooming, and we’ve had to mow our lawn 6 times already! I love spring!
Hope spring has sprung wherever you are!