So far I've been letting my brain rest a bit by working on the yard and the plantings around this place. It's been neglected for years and years and we're finally taking care of it, so there is a lot going on. Yesterday, I planted three trees and two bushes:
After that I stopped because I thought it would be bad for my neighbors if I passed out on the lawn and they had to see it. I was just thinking of them, you know. We have a huge landscaping project ready for the backyard, but we have had storm after storm that has delayed it. I'm okay with that, as long as I don't have to be the one driving the bulldozer when it's 95 degrees outside.
All of the work that I have to accomplish means that this summer is going to be a little different for my sewing, but in a good way! I have several projects to finish off before I start what I'm thinking of as "the summer projects," so I'm really planning for a flurry of finished things in the next few weeks. I basted the two small practice quilts and got started quilting those with the walking foot:
For these, I was planning to leave out the batting because I put flannel on the back and I'm donating these for Sarah's Hands to Help Challenge. One of the organizations this year wants quilts that fit into a backpack, so I thought they would fold up a little smaller without batting. I didn't like them when I layered them, though, so I got this batting at the J-store:
This is new to me and made by the same people as make Warm and Natural, which I think is very heavy. This is much lighter and is working out okay so far. For those who know Hobbs 80/20 batting (which is my favorite), this is lighter than that, too.
The only other sewing thing I've done is buy new fabric!
I had an epiphany about reds, so of course I've been buying some to test my theory, which is okay because I have so very little red. New fabric in any color always lifts your spirits, though, doesn't it?
That's the big update from here! One last thing-- is anyone else having a rash of new followers with names like "sexylana" and a Russian address? It seems like they're following random blogs, including this one, then they get deleted, then they follow again. I talked to the hubs about it (he knows about these things) and he's pretty sure it's nothing to worry about, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this experience. Of course, we all know why they'd want to follow quilting blogs-- that lingerie can't be very warm. They'll need several quilts!
Okay, I'm rambling now! My brain still needs rest! Have a good week!
|The third tree is there, just hiding! It has a white tag as well.|
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