Saturday, April 8, 2023

A small finish

My zoom quilt is still on the inner border with about halfway left to go. What is needed to finish is more time on my sofa. It is not something to be carried around, and my past week had little sitting time.

Son Jon, and his son, Kai, came for a short visit. We had some mornings together before I had to run  off to work, and some evening wrap ups before hitting the sack. Some mornings were extra short to fit in visits to the clinic, some zoom gatherings got lost in the shuffle, and church activities snatched up extra time as well. Though the back treatment is painful, the results are getting better and I am not tossing and turning all night anymore trying to find a pain-free position to sleep in.

Jon had three day events with his high school class reunion, but our time together was all quality time, even being rather short. They left the 6th while I was at school. It was just as well, because I had choir practice both Thursday and Friday followed by worship services. There was no time to go home after school, but a bit of spare time for a small quilt to piece and finish off. I made this one for some very kind neighbors who had invited me to their house for coffee and cake and a nice visit. Their home stands on what used to be the "weed lot" and now is decorated with many climbing roses and other flowers. The couple both speak English fluently and are a fine addition to the neighborhood. 

With my pending schedule, it will most likely be 5 days more before I can get back to working  on the Zoom quilt border. I was reminded when working on this small piece, how much easier it is to baste and quilt without a hoop. The stitches are much more even and smaller and turning curved lines, not a wrestling match.

The Easter bunny will be enjoying his year of the rabbit tomorrow, and I hope my quilting friends will have a hoppy day too.



  1. I always need to remind myself that you do all this by hand, love those blocks and the quilted border. Have a joyous Easter, we didn't hop anywhere.XXX

  2. Another beauty - hand-made!! I'm glad that your back is feeling better and that you had a nice visit with Jon and Kai. Happy Easter! - ;))

  3. You are so busy with so many good things. Lovely to have nice neighbors! The quilt looks fantastic. Hope you had a wonderful Easter. It's a beautiful time of year in Japan.

  4. What a pretty quilt! You always have so much going on. Nice that you had a chance to visit with family!

  5. Being pain free will make a huge difference. Even sleeping through is an great help, as I know!

  6. Sew cute! So, you are teaching now at a school? I missed reading blogs for many months and I'm not current on what all you are doing now.

  7. A delightful quilt - I love the fabrics. Glad the weed lot is now taken care of.

  8. Nice to hear you had a visit from your son and grandson. Your life is always so busy with the good you do for others. I am glad you have some kind neighbors now who speak English as well as serve coffee and cake.
    The quilt is stunning with all the different patches.
    It I GOOD to hear your back is on the mend.
    All the best Queenie

  9. So glad you had some good time with your family. It's been awhile for them to visit hasn't it?
    Your little quilt is lovely and the pinks brighten it so much!