I’m still trying to work on the UFO’s that I have managed to collect over the last 45 years of quilting. The good news is I am not adding to the list. I think. Does signing up for a BOM that you can’t work on right away make it an automatic UFO? I’m going with a no.
Actually I have not had much time to sew at all for the past 6 weeks. Be still my heart…. I think I’m going through withdrawals. I visit my sewing room on occasion and stand there wistfully wishing I had the time to sit down and sew. The culprit that has taken me away is yard work, flowers, and building a new flower bed. I do love my flowers. I have my favorites like my hostas, double impatiens of all colors and just regular impatiens, bleeding hearts, peonies. Can you tell I am really attracted to shade gardens. Well, it’s cooler in the shade garden. I don’t do well with the heat. I totally believe one of man’s greatest inventions is air conditioning.
Now that I have finally finished with the flowers and am enjoying just looking at them and watering them I can finally get back to the sewing room.
Fair Season is approaching and entries have to be completed, as well as the quilts. Vickie Clancy, a very talented Long Armer, is working on my A Boy and A Quilt. She has been posting photos on Facebook of her progress. My heart goes pitter patter every time I see one. I am very proud of this quilt. I’m trying to decide how to display it at home when I get it back. I’m thinking of getting one of those Ladders that are made specifically to display quilts. I don’t have wall space to display it.
What’s under my needle now?
I am currently working on a UFO, Country Hearts from the book Hearts Aplenty by Possibilities a Lynda Milligan & Nancy Smith book. I have also been practicing my machine quilting with an Angela Walters sew along. I have to admit I am not as intimidated after working on some of these practice pieces. I still have a long way to go to attain any proficiency but at least I am no longer terrified totry. With every practice piece I gain more and more confidence in myself.
I am also working on an applique pattern by Sue Garman, Bed of Roses. It is very relaxing to stitch away on each block. I’m halfway through the blocks and set-ins. Maybe it will be finished by January 1. That’s the goal. Rumor has it that I am supposed to start a Baltimore Album quilt come January. Nothing to shy away from. I got this. That’s my pep talk.
I’ve got a big weekend planned of quality time in my sewing room. Yard work done, sewing begun what more can a quilter ask for. Life is good.
Sorry, no photos today. Will work on that.