Ok, ok, I know it’s Thursday … a little late for a weekend wrap-up. After all, in just a few days, it’ll be time for another wrap-up. But I posted our trip update on Tuesday and Hodgepodge on Wednesday … so that left Thursday for the weekend wrap-up.
Our weekend started with our return from our trip to Florida. It felt so good to be back home … even if that meant endless loads of laundry. ha!
Our Saturday was busy. In the morning, DH and I went over to DD’s to check on her kitties and mow their grass. T#1 gave me explicit instructions to send him a picture of his kitty so he’d know that she was ok … how could I refuse that heartfelt request? It took a little doing as his kitty is a little skittish and would scurry off if I got too close.
My original plans were to spend the afternoon in the sewing room, but DH suggested we get over to the garden before the rains came in.
Alas, our garden didn’t fare too well during our absence. The teepees for our pole beans all fell over during the storms. Only half of our beans and zucchini came up, and none of our corn came up. We replanted corn and zucchini and put in our tomato plants. We plan to go back once the rains move out and replant our green beans.
Our tomatoes (1 early girl, 2 yellow tomatoes, and 2 big boys)
I was able to spend a good chunk of Sunday in the sewing room, and by Monday I had finished the quilt top … or so I thought.
(that corner doesn’t look square … but trust me, it really is … and for some reason the colors in this photo are a little more intense than they are in real life … the colors in the other two pictures are more accurate)
As I was piecing the outer border, I noticed a “boo boo” in two of the corner blocks … see the green in the corner block right next to the green in the border (below)? My first inclination was that I would just live with it, but after I was done and spending some time really looking at the quilt, I decided that I just wasn’t happy with that … and ripped out the corner blocks. I’ll sew up four more corner blocks with colors that won’t “conflict” with the adjoining border … then prepare my quilt sandwich and get started on the hand quilting.
It was a productive weekend … pretty close to perfect in my little world.