Yes, that is a photo of one of my sewing machines. But, more significantly, what you are seeing here is a photo of an open window. "So what?" you are asking. For me, it's a huge thing. With my allergies I have lived locked indoors for over 20 years. A couple of years ago I started a food challenge eliminating one food at a time for about 3 weeks each. During that process I discovered several foods that caused allergic reactions or other health problems for me. It was a lot of work and a huge PITA but the result is that yesterday we had every window in the house open.
As Vice-President Biden would say, "That's a big f*ing deal".
It has been my dream, since moving here, to have the window open and that time is finally here. Life is really, really good!
On the quilting front life is pretty good too. We had the Guild's Sewing Saturday this weekend (on Saturday, actually) and I continued working on my next pair of charity quilts. To make one QOV and one Veteran's quilt I will need 128 of these blocks. I have 31 done. If I would talk less and sew more at Sewing Saturday I would be further along. I hope to have both quilts done by Christmas.
I do love string quilts, though. I am throwing every type of string scrap I have in this quilt and, while every individual block is as ugly as sin, the work great as a group. I thing the super light strips really make it all work. Those stark value changes are really needed to keep this thing from looking like a dull mess. So far, I'm happy!
I'm also quite happy with my Patriot quilt. I have not been as diligent as I wanted ot quilt for an hour every day but I am quilting at least every other day. Two more sessions and this one will be done. I have about 8 more quilts right behind it waiting for their turn with Willie.
I ahve a few other things going on that I'll share later and for now I need to get back to them. Why not check out what everyone else has going on this week. The design walls are full at Patchwork Times.