Sunday, June 14, 2015
Slow Sunday Stitching Again
I spent much of Saturday in my sewing room, giving my sewing machine a workout … which was only fitting since yesterday was National Sewing Machine Day … who knew that there was a holiday celebrating the Sewing Machine? Actually who knew that there are two National Sewing Machine Days? June 13 and September 10. I stitched up the June BOM for the Facebook quilting group I belong to. I started cutting into fabric mid-morning but I didn’t get the last stitch in until 6:30.
Actually, I wasn’t working on the block that entire time … I took what I thought would be about a 30-minute break to load the internet provider’s security package onto DH’s laptop. Alas, after I uninstalled Norton’s, I wasn’t able to log into our ISP because unbeknownst to me, a good quarter of the keys on the keyboard aren’t functioning. Time to switch to an old (but newer) laptop. What should have taken no more than 30 minutes ended up taking over 3 hours, between setting up the “new” laptop for him and uninstalling programs and documents from the old laptop.
I’d love to share a picture of my block, but since the last Friday of the month is Reveal Day on Facebook, I’ll wait until I share it there before I share it here. This month’s block is Burgoyne Surrounded, which has always been a favorite of mine. In fact, it’s been on my “to-make” list for quite a long time. It’s got a lot of pieces (some fairly small), but they’re all squares and rectangles and can be constructed easily enough.
As a reward for spending my day slaving away on laptops and on my sewing machine, I’m going to spend much of today relaxing in the living room, in my recliner with my feet up, hand quilting my Kiss quilt. (Forgive the poor lighting … it’s very overcast this morning.) I’d planned to get some hand quilting in yesterday, but my 3-hour IT stint put a kybosh on that plan.
T#2 got to test out her waterproof cast at practice Friday morning. We texted back and forth Friday afternoon, and she was still giddy with excitement at being able to get back into the pool. I can’t wait to see her compete again on Tuesday.
DH watered our garden this morning and just reported that my tomato plants have little bitty tomatoes on them! My mouth is watering at the prospect of a freshly picked tomato.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!
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Computer issues can be so maddening! I'm glad you were able to get at least some stitching in. Enjoy your slow stitching today. I need to be working on cutting so I can put up my cutting table.ReplyDelete
Glad you got the issues resolved. Enjoy your stitching today with your feet up. How are you feeling? Getting enough sleep?ReplyDelete
glad you got the computer problems taken care of - I'm so glad my DH takes care of that as I know nothing about computers. We are beginning to have little veggies taking form also - actually have had the tomatoes going for awhile now but they are not ripen yet, zucchini, squash and miniature green beans are forming as well. I think all these National this and that days are kind of weird - who makes these things up and decides on a day?ReplyDelete
So excited you finished your June BOM Kathy! I look forward to the end of the month!!! So happy you are wise enough to change a computer out and all that involved in that in just 3 hours ... it would take me 3 days! ha ;)ReplyDelete
Glad T2 is happy to be back in the water and OMGosh... LOVE how Kiss is looking.. I think the overcast day showed the texture you have created with your marvelous quilting!!! Thanks for sharing today and enjoy your additional stitches! Kathi
Oh, I hate computer problems...glad you have it taken care of. Didn't know that yesterday was on of the national sewing days - I learn new things all of the time! Will be waiting to see your block... ~JeanneReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I do the IT work around here also and it can always seem to take longer than I plan. Here in south Louisiana we are picking more tomatoes then we can eat with all the rain and hot weather we are having. Good problem to have since 2 of our grandsons love them. Love the kisses quilt.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you got a lot done! I picked my first grape tomatoes this am. Looking forward to putting them on a salad after a couple of more days of ripening inside. If I leave them on the plant the birds and bugs always beat me too them. Can't wait to see your block should be great in your fabrics. Your day sounds wonderful. I need to start thinking about getting Baltimore Garden ready to quilt.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you are having such a nice weekend. I hope you get to sit and quilt with your feet up today. That sounds wonderful. I am so glad you have little green tomatoes! Have a lovely Sunday.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful quilt you have to stitch today! Enjoyed seeing your project biggie sized on my screen :)ReplyDelete
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Enjoy stitching on that gorgeous quilt today! :) I'd love a fresh garden tomato too...have to wait awhile yet here.ReplyDelete
I hate when my computer gives me issues, but thankfully that is my hubby's expertise so I humbly ask him to fix what is broken. Enjoy your quilting today. That quilt is so pretty.ReplyDelete
Sometimes the simplest of tasks end up taking way too much time. Having some quiet time for hand quilting sounds like a perfect change of pace from all that IT work. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Hope you got the computer stuff all sorted out. All that can be so frustrating when it doesn't work. There is nothing yummier than a fresh tomato that is still warm from the sun, except, of course, when it's in a BLT.ReplyDelete
Nothing more annoying than computer issues when you want to be using the net! Love to see your handwork.:)ReplyDelete
Oh that's right! All this new technology is suppose to make our life easier! lol I hope all the computer issues have been worked out. At our Knit In we were talking about fresh tomatoes. A couple of the ladies have large gardens. Do you think they will share?ReplyDelete
Why is it that computer problems end up eating up so many hours??? I hope you got some more relaxing sewing done.ReplyDelete
Sorry for all those computer issues. Your quilt is lovely and will be wonderful hand quilted!ReplyDelete
Hi my friend, I can't believe how much you get done every day! I'm still searching for quilt stores here, but have been told that due to the fact that textiles, knitting and weaving are big here I might not find any. That would be a disappointment to be sure! Can't wait to see your new block. I am so closed to finishing my quilt at home, that I'm going to want to do nothing but stitch when I get back. The problem with that is that family will want to see all the photos and a new neighbor is a quilter(proficient, was president of a guild and machine quilts-so I'm a bit intimidated). We will have a welcome to the neighborhood party when we get back. Hope your computer is fixed now. Have a great Wednesday.ReplyDelete
I've been reading back and catching up with you. Your garden looks great! We made a BLT out of our first tomato, the other day, and it was so GOOD!ReplyDelete
So glad to hear that your granddaughter got her waterproof cast so she can swim again :)
I also hope you are able to get your foot seen about, soon...
Kathy (from Reflections by Kathy)