The Plan: Spend a lot of time in the studio sewing, quilting, and designing.
What Happened: Spent a lot of time on the computer, sitting on the deck-reading, and general procrastinating.
I finally did start quilting my Carol Doak table topper (seen here). And on Sunday I went from the feathers and swirls to some ruler work on the star.
I have never been good with rulers but have decided that the only way to get even a little better is to work with them.
So that is what I am doing. It seems really funny that the part of this quilting that is easy is “feathers” which less than a year ago I was afraid of trying.
Over the weekend I did get two BOM blocks fused.
Here is my April teapot: it is the 9th so we have only 3 more to go. I guess it is time to begin planning the layout since I already have a place for it. Right now it looks like layered fabric but when the stitching is done it will blend together.
Here is Rhonda’s. Isn’t it neat how fabric makes such a difference?
And once again I had the opportunity to dive into my batik stash to come up with a unique fish. And the funny thing is that I have already started thinking up a unique setting plan for them and we still have 8 more months to go. Pooh!
So, what did I do with all my other extra time?
Well, I got all of these tools out.
Then I tipped our dining table over. You see I have always wanted wheels on this table. So a couple of weeks ago I bought 2 sets of wheels and waited for just the right day to begin this project.
Each of the wheels had to be pounded into the plastic plug that I put in the leg. Fortunately all that pounding was no problem for the table as it is solid steel and HEAVY.
So, when it came time to pick the table back up I realized that now, with the wheels on, I needed something to keep the table from just rolling away rather than tilting up. So I put an electrical cord down by the wheels. But right away I could see that the cord would just move, too.
So I added a yoga mat and then placed a magazine holder on top of that so it wouldn’t move. And it worked. Now I must say that it was not easy to get that VERY HEAVY table up off the floor but ‘the old girl still has it.’
Then after all that exercise I went for a walk in our woods with the puppies. All of the trees and bushes have young leaves but you still can just barely see the house and studio. Pretty cool, huh?
This week I hope to finish my table topper and start work on an Esther Aliu UFO. I also have two mug rugs I would like to work on, one more BOM, and another UFO that needs the borders put on. It’s not like I don’t have things to work on, I just was taking a little break, I guess.
I will be sharing on Patchwork Times and What a Hoot