Friday, August 15, 2014

A day off

I took the day off today to make up for the last two Saturdays spent in planes - and it was a cracker of a day. Much like the rest of the week it's been typical Canberra winter weather; minus 3 or 4 in the morning then sunny and clear and still. It was so lovely I decided to go for a walk rather than a swim, and do round the lake rather than my usual walk from home. It was absolutely sparkling, even our small artificial lake looked like a proper body of water. That's the National Library on the right, and the High Court to the left.

It was a very nice start to the day. Then I took my sewing machine in to be serviced which is always a bit traumatic (how can I live for a week without it?) but then took the opportunity to tidy up the sewing room and even poke a vacuum into some very dark and dusty corners. It sounds boring but with the sun bucketing in and music on it was a pleasant way to spend a couple of quiet hours. Number one son has been home all week with a really vicious cold, but he was recovered enough to be packed off to school today. He survived fine, and I enjoyed the peace and quiet at home...

I also finished the binding on the big traditional quilt (now called Fluffy Lop-Eared Bunnies for obvious reasons). I quilted each border differently and some worked better than others, but overall I am really pleased with it.

I did feathers round the central dresden plate and all that practice on the Mauri quilt paid off! Much more even and I managed to go around a couple of corners. This quilt is for friends (who don't read this blog. Not many people do) so I will give it to them hopefully over the next couple of weeks.


  1. hey, now, what am I? chopped liver? I always read your blog! hahahaha. that quilt is the prettiest you have made so far. great job on the piecing and quilting.

  2. I know, I know, I should have said "only the select few read my blog"

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