Monday, April 16, 2018

Bit by bit

Since I have no place to lay the rows out
(without adding much dog hair),
I pinned the sewn segment to the curtain behind the sofa.

After putting each row together, I need to get an idea of which setting triangles to use so that I won't have the same fabrics close together.

The shorter rows, I could piece on the train but now I am to the long diagonal and will need a bit more sofa time to get those joined.

Friday was taken up by planning and running my Cub Scout Pack meeting and Saturday was an Order of the Arrow event. Nikko and I took the car out to the scout area and I led the "Brotherhood walk". I use a trail that is not used for anything else so had to do the walk first with a saw and clippers to clear off fallen trees and branches that had been brought down by the snow.

Luckily the weather was not as windy as predicted so everything went well. Nikko was so tired that she fell asleep on the front car seat on the way home. I had to turn in right away too because the choir was to sing for the early service, meaning I had to have Nikko walked and fed and be out of the house before seven to get there in time.

Sunday I was invited to lunch with the rest of the guys in the bass and tenor section. I did the salad bar but it was all-you-can-eat thing with lots of kinds of meat being brought around and served up at each table. I could hardly even finish the salad, taking just a sampling of about half the things offered. I took one piece of chicken from the meat man but in the end, brought it home to use in a sandwich untouched.

THEN ... in the evening we had a nice family gathering to celebrate April birthdays ... well, including Leia whose birthday is at the end of March. Also what would have been Paul's 81st birthday, plus my wonderful SIL and Peter, my "Son-on-loan".

Two big meals out in one day was a bit much for me and my tummy did some massive complaining during the night, but I was able to get out at 4am for onigiri delivery and make it to school afterwards.

A lot of things going on tomorrow, so it may be Wednesday before I can get the lower half of the rows joined on. I still am thinking of what I will put in the border. I have a lot of 2x2 inch squares that might like to get out of their tin....


  1. Do you actually have time to sew, with such a full agenda? Lovely to meet up with family and friends, though.
    I quite like your 'curtain' as it it, it reminds me of Korean Pojagi which is a bit like a geometric stained glass quilt.

  2. Leia, your white shrug/wrap is so lovely. And the curtain, a good place to have that part of the quilt left up. long rows for a while now, this will be large when all done.Love the bright colours.

  3. You are BUSY, my friend... but it's so good when busy means such lovely moments in family, and with the scouts ! I just LOVE your new quilt in the making, it looks like those special glass Windows. Keep going !

    In stitches,

  4. Such a busy week.
    Love seeing the progress on your quilt.
    Great way to display it and keep track.
    It is looking great.

  5. I love how it looks, hanging on the window, makes the space an art piece.
    Here, the scouts usually go out and clean trails as part of their outdoor service.
    Sounds like you had a nice time with the family, although bittersweet. Dani's Birthday was today, so a quiet day at home and keeping busy.


  6. love the light co…ing through quilt top! Beautiful! Will you ever be lazy? You make me feel so bad.

  7. The quilt looks like stained glass!

    Happy birthday to the family!

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