I took a mini break from blogland over the weekend to concentrate on other things. They say a change is as good as a holiday. That's crap. I didn't feel like I was in a tropical vacation spot. I felt like I was vacationing in Antarctica all the while dreaming of our trip to Hawaii in a few months.
This long weekend has been full of sewing and relaxing and other good things. My life needs a good shake up and this was the first part of it.
Friday Night I was talking on the phone to Little Miss Sunshine while putting together and sewing a row of my Tumbler quilt. Talking and sewing can often lead to disastrous results as evidenced by this screw up.
I'm not unpicking it. This quilt is being put together randomly and the fact I have two identical blocks next to one another just reinforces the randomness of it all.
I managed to finish the back for the quilt on Friday night without any major disasters like sewing over my own finger, sewing something backwards or swearing (much)
Saturday saw my monthly Farmers Wife group get together at Tazzie's house. It was a lovely afternoon of eating and chatting with Tazz, Claire and Loz and I even did some sewing, although not on my Farmers Wife blocks. In fact not one of us did anything Farmer's Wife related. The likelihood of me finishing that quilt- ever- is so slim that I have publicly started referring to it as my Farmers Wife pot holder.
So, I worked on my hexie flower garden quilt and got 4 more flowers done. Since I was on a roll I got another one finished on Saturday night.
Tazz has the most gorgeous quilts stashed all over her house but this one took pride of place in her dining room. Its called Nearly Insane. I felt crazy just looking at it so I cant even begin to imagine what it must have been like to actually make it. It's even more gorgeous in person.
If you want to see what an actual FW quilt looks like nearly finished pop on over to Tazzie's blog. If I didn't like her so much I'd be muttering about classic over achievers.
I slept in late Sunday and then spent hunks of the day working on my tumbler quilt while Little Miss Sunshine worked on a quilt of her own. We did this together despite the fact that 2000 kilometres separate us. Facetime Sewing rocks! I'd encourage everyone to do it.
And on Monday I worked my backside off to finish the tumbler quilt top. I'm breaking with tradition here and naming my own quilt. It's called "Home on The Range ". It makes me want to go out and square dance or something.
Two more hexie flowers were also completed today but I'm too lazy to take pictures, so you're going to have to imagine them instead. I will get to emails and blog commenting at some point this week- I'm just not sure when !
So in summary, this weekend was spent finishing a front and back for a quilt I started last week (insert round of applause here ) , sewing 7 hexie flowers, gossiping Saturday away and teaching myself to sleep in past 7 am. I'm call that a success.