I had a really busy and fun weekend. Friday night I visited the Richmond Modern Quilt Guild and gave a presentation on “Save My Bleeding Quilt”. It was a lot of fun. They are a very nice and active group so it was more of a discussion than a presentation and I really like that. I didn’t even think of getting a photo.
Saturday I was at Virginia Longarm giving a day of new owner training. They wanted to add a day of hand guided training and asked me to do it. I had a great time trying to convince the new owners to take some time learning how to quilt hand guided and not to solely rely on the computer. I didn’t get any photos from that either.
That means that I didn’t get to do much sewing of my own this weekend. Sunday was devoted to ironing the fabric that I dyed last week. I got half of it done and then I gave myself an hour break to play on the wall and another hour to piece some blocks.
I got 6 more blocks together for the Shaken Not Stirred quilt. The light fabric in the top middle block is the sashing fabric and I think it’s all going to look good together. I only have 5 more sets of blocks and then I can start sewing it all together. I think I’ll try to do one set a day this week.
Meanwhile I am getting my daily exercise moving mulch. This was one big truck load. We had some guys come and deal with the beds around the back of the house and that left half of it for me. Shoveling mulch is an awesome exercise for someone who is prescribed squat exercises to strengthen hip muscles.
Chris is working on taking out the garden that you see behind the mulch. With my allergies there aren’t enough fun growing vegetables in my diet to justify the garden. We also get a lot of vegetables from our neighbor. We didn’t garden at all last year to see if Chris might want to do some this year. Well, here’s the answer.
I am currently working on this bed. It’s about 40 yards from the mulch pile. I do this for about an hour each day for my exercise allotment. It’s going to take a while but I’m OK with that.It will get done when it gets done.
Today I’m back to ironing to finish off what I should have done yesterday.