Freelove Hazard by the Scarlet Letter
45ct Vintage Examplar
It may look like the bird and the two side flowers/leaves on top have no color, but it's a light pink that's hard to see in the picture.
Haven't gotten anymore quilting done for two reasons. One, that little neck problem I mentioned last time. I didn't want to aggravate it and it felt aggravated. So I gave the quilting a break to recover.
Second, I found a cozy space for my quilting stuff. Yay! (That's not the reason I haven't done any sewing. I'll come to that, I promise.) Loretta, my old friend from way back when, asked why I wasn't using the large, spacious dining table in our back room to set up my sewing. Well, old friend, you haven't seen our large, spacious dining table, nor the back room, for quite a while! lol! The dining table has (still has for that matter) large piles of mail, magazines, etc from my beloved father type all over it. And there are extra pieces of furniture back there that used to not be there in the old days. But I decided that Loretta was right -- there would be lots of space back there for my little Featherweight and my ironing board if I just did a bit of work. So I did! I cleared enough space in the back room and the dining table so that I could set things up and not have to worry about moving it all every time we eat. Yay!
(If you look closely, you can see some of the piles of mail etc from cute father types still on the table.)
Why can't I sew away then, you ask? Well, reason number two, besides reason number one (the neck), is that the back room gets cold. We actually shut it up in late fall, winter and early spring so that the heater won't have to work overtime. (We have another dining table in the livingroom for the winter season.) And the weather has cooled off again so the back room is shut off for part of the day until it warms up. So that's the other reason I haven't been sewing. But reason number one is the main reason. :D Also reason number 3 -- feeling overwhelmed by the number of 9 patch blocks I have to tackle. lol! I've been thinking that maybe I should make one of the simpler quilts on my list first and sew my strip sets once in a while in the meantime. We'll see.
In other news, remember how I told you that the girl child is a last minute kinda girl? Well, she proved it yet again. Friday afternoon around 2:30, she emailed (didn't call, just emailed) asking if it would be ok if she came home that evening. She said she would probably be home by 10pm. Talk about short notice! So home she came for the weekend. It was nice seeing her again, especially since she'd missed out on Easter. We even got to go see Alice in Wonderland, although not in 3D. Which was fine by me, personally. She's back at college again now. Not much longer till she'll be home for the summer!
The boy child had his rehearsal with the pianist Friday evening in preparation for his NYSSMA All State audition. I think both he and I were pleasantly surprised with how well it went. I'm feeling much better about his chances for doing well now come this Friday. And I think both the boy child and I are looking forward to NYSSMA being over and done with. Just one last push to the finish and then we can relax! I did find out something I hadn't known. If you make All State, not only do you do the All State concert. You also do the Area All State concert, which the boy child did last fall. So two concerts! I haven't mentioned this to the boy child. I'm hoping at this point that he makes Area All State and not even thinking about All State!
Finally, head on over to Edgar's blog. If you do, you can enter his 3 year blogoversary giveaway. I always love reading Edgar's blog, Blacksheep's Bit of the Web.
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! I hope you all have a great week!