Thursday, October 2, 2014
Catching up on Thursday
I’m still trying to get back into my “normal” at-home routine. I admit that when I get up in the morning, I want to walk to the windows and look for the sun rising up out of the ocean … not to mention that after lunch, I find myself thinking about changing clothes so I can head out to walk along the beach.
But I am glad to be home … where I have gotten back into my sewing/quilting routine! Tuesday morning, I finished tidying up all the loose threads and was able to snap a quick picture before it was time to start basting.Please ignore the ironing board legs on the left and the folding tables (for basting) on the right. My sewing space is just too small, so this stage of the quilting process takes place in the living room (the only room with enough floor space for everything).
The basting process went quickly enough, and I was able to sit down late Tuesday afternoon to do a little hand quilting! Woo hoo!
I am making pretty good progress.I’m using Aurifil 28 wt variegated thread … my first time with that particular thread (it’s going well enough, but I still prefer YLI 40/3) and with variegated thread. If you look closely, you can see the variegation in the red center, the second blue “log” below it and the second white “log” above it.
There won’t be much quilting going on today as the Ts are coming over a little later on. I don’t mind giving up some quilting time when it means time spent with my Ts! There will be plenty of time to quilt tomorrow, especially since our Cardinals play – Game 1 of the NLDS.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!