I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, June 27, 2016

Bits and Pieces~ June Projects

Hi! June has been a spectacular month, weatherwise, here at the beach. Cool and breezy with bright sunshine.

 I am sad I can't enjoy it in my usual ways but on good days Mo and I can sit out on the deck each afternoon while I do some hand sewing.

I cannot do any machine sewing, or large scale marking and cutting; instead I have been trying to keep focused on small increments of handwork. Sometimes the pain is so bad I cannot carry in my sewing box!

Pain and illness is a strange thing. I so have taken my body for granted, sure, no marathons for me, unlike admirable Lori at Humble Quilts, but I had my daily beach hikes and miles of walks with Mo, I could drive and shop and cook and sew. I was functioning. Being so incapacitated is awful, besides the intense pain, it is frightening. I got new meds today plus many appointments next week. I refuse to give up!
So anyway, here is what I have been doing. I made the Turkey block on When the Wild Geese Fly.

Isn't he so funny! I don't think his feet are quite right, but that's how they are in the pattern.
I decided his velvet wing and tail feathers will do better if machine appliqued so he is ''done'' for now.

 I think this quilt is going to be a huge success, and fit in well with my yelloware and other collections for Fall of Someday.

I ended up hand piecing the next batch of WTWGF stars. And below are the Flags' fields/ stars for the June P2 sewalong. Stripes will be done ''someday''.

The next block of P2 is the wonderful basket block, due mid-July. This is a BIG basket! Huge!
22" block.

I know the sewing isn't quite up to standard but best I can manage at present.

I treated myself to a small group of fat quarters for this quilt.

I ordered these Saturday night and they already arrived today, Monday! From Washington state. I was so thrilled and cheered up.

I do  love this fabric group, called I think Backyard Roses. I want this to be a very bright and happy quilt.



gone to the beach....

Sunday's breeze brought out many sailboats. [I know! The view never changes---but at least I have a view?]