Saturday, July 4, 2015
Back to normal
Today my screen returned to its former configuration and I decided to give my camera another try.
It was nice and quiet basting here on the floor. No one came into the room to see what was going on.
If I do this again though, I will bring a needle threader. The lighting was not all that good and each time I put in a new thread I wasted a lot of time.
Today I decided to try in-the-ditch quilting. My concern was how it would look on the back if the top was not straight.
I plan to work my way out and think I can correct the wrinkles in the backing, as they are all around the edges ... by just removing the basting once it is in the hoop.
That is a big relief because I really find in-the-ditch quilting the easiest way to go.
It is getting warm and quite muggy so I don't think much will get done during the summer but it is nice having it all set to go when the spirit moves.
Meanwhile, I have begun working on my partnership block for the Tokyo Dome show.
There is a deadline for when it must reach NHK by the 31st of August. It won't take me that long but I hate waiting until the last minute. In that regard, I am my father's daughter.
Out of 50 eggs that came in the mail, 44 made it to this stage.
Two chose not to use an apartment but spun in the corners. Some of these may still be spinning, making the cocoons stronger. For a while you can see them moving inside when the light comes through.
During summer, our church goes from two to one service, starting earlier than usual. That means choir practice will begin at 8:45 ... an early rise for me ... and I am not the only member living out in the boonies so I shouldn't complain. We will follow the service with a choir picnic. I hope the weather will cooperate but last prediction I heard was rain. My plants are very happy though, and the agapanthus is blooming in two planters.