Hi everyone, and welcome to the other side of Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer! I hope you had a great holiday weekend. The hubs and I spent ours doing a yard drainage project, which required us to hand dig a 65 foot trench, install drainage pipe, and haul (literally) 500 pounds of gravel. I'd show you a picture, but it would literally be a picture of mud. It was a nightmare from start to finish, but it actually works. It really does carry the water away!
So now I am recovering from strained muscles and the first sunburn I've had in years. You know what's really great for recovery? Some time stitching. True fact. I've been catching up on my Sewcial Bee Sampler blocks:
I have a few more to make to catch up. I also started on the sashing, mostly so I can keep track of my blocks.
Aren't those brights cheerful? I think the white sashing works with all those colors. I have indoor pictures today because it's pouring out again. The little dog there is one of out "pets." I'm allergic, so this is as close to a real dog that I can have.
I also finished all of the blocks for the Scrap Happy Rails quilt, though I haven't put them all together yet. That's a good goal for the end of this week, don't you think?
And I am thisclose to finishing all the letters for the Paper Dolls quilt. The free-pieced letters didn't work out, mostly because I had a real problem making them the right size. I'm saving them for another project, though. (It will be awesome.)
I also packed up the Hands to Help donation quilts and sent them off to their new homes, and I did a few drawings for a quilt using those letters. All in all, I think that's a lot, what with all the digging and everything!
This week promises a ton of rain, so maybe I'll be able to do a bunch of stitching. We also have a carpenter coming to start building a pantry, and the electrician is coming back. By September we'll be a lot less like a construction site, I hope. But I'm definitely finished with the digging!
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