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!
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?]