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.