Saturday, February 18, 2017

Close to Home

Hubby was lucky enough to be working close to home on Friday, which coincided with me having
the day off work and actually being at home for the most part of the day ...... since he was just a few doors up at the end of the back lane, I was able to catch a few snaps of him working.  Normally I wouldn't bother doing this, but I thought it would be good to grab a few shots since once we sell, he will be retiring.  He was working on machines when we first met 34 years ago - so it would be a shame not to share some of that here on the blog.


Friday was also FNSI with Wendy our wonderful hostess, and with the day off, I decided to start early - finally making a start on my big project for the year "Down the Rabbit Hole" (a monthly block of the month project). Let me just say that I'm most certainly on a learning curve with this project ...... and making this circle took till part way through today to complete -  I have to say I was pretty happy when it actually worked!!!  I'd even cut an extra wedge since I was pretty sure with my bad cutting that I was going to have a problem with it joining together! But Blow me down, it actually worked!!! 

I love the dragonfly fabric!

While you might think I just worked on this, let me share that it was only completed with lots of coffee breaks and de - stressing - sitting with crochet  hook in hand edging blocks ....... and even crocheting a few  together in their rows (as per my initial idea for this rug).   So it seems this BOM will assist in getting other projects completed at the same time!! lol


Anyhow, so now back to the quilting biz, and I'm up to the part where I have to sew down the stems ......... let's hope that's more interesting than how it's sounding, or at least quick if nothing else!

Oh, and I should share that Thursday night hubby was invited to a big private sale at one of the fishing tackle shops - he asked me to tag along with him and surprise ........ he ended up buying both of us a new rod and reel each that will be getting used when we move north!  I was pretty happy to get to have a rod and reel purchased that actually suits me and is nice and light to boot!!
Well on that note, I'm off to do a spot of reading before heading off to bed. 

14 comments:

I am said...

Hi Sharm wow i love your circle the colours are awesome,well done and your crochet blocks are cute too.
I think its nice you got some pics of hubby working on those big machines.
Thats awesome getting a fishing rod and reel tht suits you,i love fishing too,very relaxing.

The Sloan Patch said...

Wow...very dramatic...I love how wedges really make some fabric combinations pop! Love the soft colours of your crochet too..

Janet said...

Very intriguing circle quilt. I have one that I am working on that is similar, but done in a very freeform manner, so presumably there is not as much angst. :) How great to get your own fishing rod and reel!

Jo said...

Some good sewing and crochet achieved. Nice planning for up north

Karen's Korner said...

That is one gorgeous looking circle. Pretty crochet squares.

creations.1 said...

Wow - that circle is stunning. You are moving along nicely with your crochet. I am not a lover of fishing but it nice that you have you type of rod to enjoy fising with! I do love to eat the catch though!!lol!!

Lin said...

Hi Sharm. I am very interested to see how your circle progresses - well done for getting it so acurate! xx

Susie Hoover said...

Down the Rabbit Hole looks WAY out of my league. You're doing a great job! Love your crochet blocks too. Simply beautiful!!!

Raewyn said...

I was tempted by this BOM too - but decided I have too much already happening! You have made a great start on yours and I really like your colours. Good use of your procrastination time too!!

Helen said...

Love your fabric and circle, fantastic effort. Very pretty crochet blocks. Great photos of hubby :)

newsurfiegirl said...

I love the fabrics you are using! It really looks amazing! I have fallen in love with crochet since I learnt how to do it a few months ago, it is a nice way to relax when the sewing isn't quite working the way you want it to!

Anthea said...

Wow hubs is certainly in the thick of the dust there, with his work.
Very nice multi-projecting there - the circle of wedges & the crochet look great Sharm x

Maria said...

Oh how nice of you to show us your hubby at work.. Great photos..
Your Wedge project looks very interest, what size is the block/
Lovely to sit and relax and crochet your squares..
Great new rod for you, hope you get to use it soon....

Susan said...

I love your circle but don't think I'd go near that one . . ..maybe some crochet?