PEACOCK pillow cover
This is a peacock that I embroidered a few years ago. I was not as happy with it as I wanted to be, so it has been languishing in a corner, waiting it’s turn. Hatched in Africa designed it and now has us finishing up old projects, so I pulled this out of the corner and it is now a pillow cover. I’m just waiting for JoAnn’s to have a sale on pillow forms so I can put it on the couch.
Quilt frame repair
I had taken apart one of the bars to insert a handle with the ratchet. After getting it apart, I discovered they sent me the wrong package. I received the correct one right before getting sick, so nothing happened. The poor machine has been in disrepair for 3 weeks. Today, I kept my promise to it and repaired it. Now it has loaded on it “Storm at Sea” and we should get that quilted this week. It is so amazing how when you put something on your calendar it has a much better chance of getting done. Without that, I believe I could have procrastinated quite a bit longer.
This was the gorgeous sunrise I enjoyed when I went out to let the animals outside.
This wonderful apron was in a squishy that came arrived in yesterday’s mail. (We do get late mail). Sally, my friend, made it and sent it as a surprise. Everyone needs a ” Sally” friend. After being down all week, it was a real ” pick me up”. And the workmanship is quality beyond fault. Thank you, Sally
Look at the pocket. It looks like a flower pot. And the words are so positive. I just love it! It is my “Special Occasion” apron. Mother worked in the kitchen, then when it was time to sit with the guests, she would change into her special apron – which for her was often one of those frilly half aprons.
More quilt blocks
It would have been so helpful if the shop owners had come up with a one size block. My various blocks were meant to be anywhere from an 8″ block to a 9″ block. At this point, I’m not real sure how that will work. For now, I’ll make the blocks and see how many of each I have.
I am feeling so much better that DH is getting a turn at feeling the bug. It’s really difficult to not try to get right back in the swing of things, but remembering that people seem to get this twice in a month, is slowing me down a bit.
I made a brief visit to the Sew Fun program this morning and found:
This shirt is from the LoriAnne pattern, with a cowl made to cover the neckline. What a unique way to change a look!
These quilts made from foundation piecing and Mylar Stars books. Neither were extremely exciting.
Sew Fun had the usual purses and pressing mats, pillows, and even a purse organizer, but I think more thought should have gone into this program. I think the program chair may be running out of ideas, or maybe it is just difficult to keep coming up with new things to sell us.
I left early and got some quotes on lumber prices to fix the stalls in the barn and a few groceries and was back home by lunch.
AND THEN, after lunch, I took some “me time” The weather was so beautiful and it will soon be winter, my soul needed to be nourished by just sitting in the sun enjoying the gorgeous view. Do you ever do that? Just be quiet, sit, and enjoy. I think I will do it more often. Why am I always in such a rush to get things done that I don’t take time to enjoy the little things?
The rest of the day was spent cleaning a freezer and doing credit checks on a potential tenant. Tomorrow we will take the money to the attorney and the following day, the papers should be signed. And then, the real work begins, getting the house ready to live in again.
Slowly, but surely, with little minutes here and there. The gussets are nearly done. I think I’m a slow knitter because it takes me 18-20 hours to do a pair of socks -time dependent on how much cuff and how many stitches I drop and have to pick up and how many times I have to lay the project down and pick it up again.
No photo, but I spent an hour in the dentist chair this afternoon having 2 small cavities filled.
On the way there, I stopped and bought 2 gallons of honey from a friend who has many hives of bees and has them at various people’s farms. I learned that our hardware store now sells food grade buckets for food. And guess what, their logo gets spread around. DH believes that everything one sells should have something to help sales. This qualifies.
The last thing to purchase was a storm door for the hoop house which will be recovered this weekend.
And here’s a HINT: for all these holidays coming up. Buy yardage, serge or hem the edge, pop it on your table to look all cheery and when the holiday is over, you can save it for next time, or make something else from it.