Saturday, June 28, 2014
Saturday in the Sewing Room
I was able to get into the sewing room Thursday afternoon to begin piecing together the rows of triangle blocks (DD’s chevron quilt). I was ecstatic when I got the first two rows sewn together … until I took a closer look while pressing the rows open.
What? That’s no chevron! Ugh! I had to unstitch and try again. By Friday afternoon, I’d pieced together 12 of the 16 rows – in pairs. Now that’s more like it! That’s 4 of the 12 pairs of rows on my design floor … I like how my Martha Washington’s Flower Garden blocks photobombed this shot.
My plan for today is to get the rows all together to create the top. If I’m still awake after dinner (I was up at 3:30 this morning ), I’ll start cutting the borders … I’d like to get them sewn on tomorrow. With any luck, I might be able to start the quilting early next week.
DH and I went out to check the garden yesterday morning … and look what we found -
Another zucchini and a tomato starting to ripen! I may have even done a happy dance out in the backyard! I love this part of gardening … seeing changes from day to day. But enjoying our garden’s bounty is the best part of gardening! And it’s beginning to look like that isn’t too far off.
Edited to add: several of you have asked for the source of my new pressing table. I found it online HERE. I was curious whether I'd get it in time for my retreat, so I emailed them ... I got a very prompt response, and it didn't take long at all for the table to get here. I was very pleased with their customer service ... and the table too (it's already being used in my sewing room!).
Hope you all have a spectacular Saturday!