Tuesday, 1 July 2014

July Small Blog Meet

Yikes!  Where has the time gone.  Suddenly it's Canada Day and Small Blog meet.  I've hardly got any sewing done this month.
       I've been spending an awful lot of time trying to keep ahead of catch up with the weeds and the overgrowth in the garden.  I've been shamed  nudged into doing this by a local gardener who offers her services to people with overgrown gardens.  I may end up employing her yet.  Normally I can ignore some of the overgrowth but we are having a shower here on the weekend.
     I've also spent some time rearranging things in the sewing room.  Up until a couple of weeks ago I shared the sewing room with my daughter's bedroom.  Now it's just a sewing room.  We moved her bed into the room which used to be her brother's and is now a guest bedroom with two single beds in it. In the sewing room we also moved the cabinet which holds the material.  It was partially blocking the design wall.  Because the cabinet  is heavy I had to remove all the material first which gave me the opportunity to sort it all out once again.  This takes so much time.
     Although I've been planning to do all this rearranging for ages what actually got everything going was setting up this.

Yes I finally have the double wedding ring quilt set up for hand quilting.  Let's see if I can get this baby done by August 16th.  
     I've been working on the Park Bench Sew Along with my quilting buddies.  The progress is pretty slow.  Here's where I am with that.  I've lost track of how many times I've ripped the yellow block out.  I'm still not happy with it.  It's one of the easy ones but I had trouble figuring out how to match the centre points up and I think I stretched the material in the end.

     Well that's me for this month  I'm linking up with lilysquilts for the Small Blog Meet.  


  1. It is difficult at this time of year isn't it? Too much other stuff going on. One of the advantages of winter - no gardening to do!

  2. Jumping over from the small blog meet. I am a hand quilter, too! And Canadian! Happy Canada Day!

  3. I find it difficult to balance quilting and gardening time aswell in the summer. Like the blocks you've done so far and good luck wit the quilting xx

  4. I've seen several photos on several blogs this week of the Park Bench project -- nice patterns. My Set-In Piecing Simplified DVD would be a good companion to that project.