In between all the work and gardening stuff there has been sewing. I'm still working in little sessions here and there, which I never like. It doesn't feel like I'm achieving much, but there is real progress. I'm more than halfway through the blocks, and I have a third of them joined together.
It's been such fun picking out the fabrics for each block, it only takes two 2"x 18" strips of the feature fabric, so I've been using some precious scraps.
Bonnie does, sew some block pieces together and see if they fit a longer piece in the block; if they are exactly the same length, then you know your seams are spot on.
How exciting to have another machine to rely on for piecing! Now I just have to find a way to set her up permanently in the sewing room; there's not much available space.
We went to our favourite garden shop for a bit of R&R, and I bought some more seedlings, probably the last of this season. It's getting too hot to be starting new plants off;
It's going to be hot today, so I will spend the day in the sewing room. I always imagined that I would race to the end of 2014 in a flurry of finishes, but it's more likely that I will dawdle there, admiring the scenery and enjoying the details. I've done a power of sewing this year already, so these last few weeks can just be about the fun, not the numbers on a chart. While I'm beetling around my sewing room I will have to think of what I want the emphasis to be on next year; 2014 was the year of the UFO, what will 2015 be? Applique, hexagons, embroidery, hand-piecing or quilting? I'm going to have a jolly good think about that one.