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The weekend before my travels, I laid out this quilt.  I think of it as the birds quilt because so many of the fabrics seem to have birds in them.  Especially the fabric along the diagonals.  Did I cut the squares big enough to see the birds?  Of course not.

When I got home, I had a stack of squares to put together into a quilt top.  It was nice to have a project that was mid work.  I did not have to think to hard on what to start on next.  I actually need to lay out another quilt top but my joints are not very happy with me currently.  I am not up to crawling around on the floor.  I am hoping soon.


a bit of sanity

Life has been busy.  I find I am a chop wood, carry water type of meditater.  Along those lines, as soon as I finished the last quilt I took a stack of nine squares and laid out this quilt.  It appears very random to me but so far I like it.  Having the project ready to sew when I have a few minutes is huge.

I am working on a few things in the kitchen that are get started and wait.  Or need a bit of attention.  That, Koda Bear, the addition of Mr. G (who is 4) when he was "sick", and errands, means my life has felt incredibly busy.  But as I tell people, this is the life I chose.  I actually really enjoy it but it does mean sitting down at the computer or seeing something finished might not happen as often as I wish.

Seeds are up.  There is weeding to do and a few more beds to dig and seed.  The first flower has bloomed.  That is a nice accomplishment this week.  Especially when I look at how much roasted veg I eat!  And I love flowers.  I just do not enjoy paying for flowers.  I would add more roses if I had more room but I do not.  Maybe I will just buy myself roses and peonies.  Not enough room and wrong climate.  That is life.

Well, that last paragraph was a bit of a babble.  That is where my head is.



When I finished this quilt, the purples in it caught my eye even though there are a lot of different colours.

It was a very restful place to be finishing this quilt.  Audiobooks and old television shows.  I admit to liking Syfy network for just sitting and stitching or spinning.

I am getting better at the mitered corners which thrills me.

I really liked how the back came together.  Backs for my quilts are always an interesting prospect.  I usually do not have enough fabric of any one and I truly do not wish to go buy anything.  I have become even more of a hermit.

The greys are soothing.  All my small blankets are falling apart.  I really need to do something like this for those.  I plan to use them as the batting.

This quilt is in my Etsy shop:  PanamintHandmade


a bit of a rabbit hole

Life really has not been quiet lately.  Between what is going on in the world, preparing to take Koda Bear back to the Tall Short Person, and things not working out quite right, I find I need quiet.  Sleep would help too but the boyos are not helping there.

When I can get a chance, I have been working on a quilt.  The top is put together.  The back is done.  It is basted together.  I have sewing to do before I am on the road but what I really would like to work on is the quilting of this.  Might not happen.

I have been playing with plant dye and this week does not seem very successful.  It will be interesting to see what happens with the two pieces of silk I am working with now.  I cooked beet and tried to dye with that.  Not what I have been expecting so far.  Same is true with everything else I have been working on with dye.  Except my hands.  My hands show the work.

Oh well.  That is life.



I laid out another quilt this weekend, immediately after finishing the last.  Even though I still have pajama pants to make, requests for dress shirts and vests, and probably more then I remember, I just needed to lay out another quilt.  Quilting and spinning are where my head is recently.

I just picked a pile of squares and this one turned out with a lot of purple in it.  I do not know how.  But that is okay because it will work.  I am actually still thinking about the one I posted yesterday.  Yes, it is in my shop but I really like it.  I would never have thought it would speak to me but I can be surprised!  Neutrals and reds.  Who knew!

I know it does not work in my life due to boyos.  But, if I had a quiet place where I know it would stay relatively clean, I might just snitch it for myself.  The last time I made a quilt for myself has been a bit.  Maybe I should stop putting that off.