Friday, August 3, 2018

Enough Already!

I’m sure I am not the first one this summer to say it, but it is been just a tad warm! Enough with the extreme weather! When we arrived home from Arizona on the 20th of April, we still had a ton of snow.

I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised to know that Bathurst had the record snowfall for Canada. Over 13 feet up till the first day of Spring but we had a few more storms after that. We still had snow the end of May and although it disappeared quickly, we totally bypassed Spring and went headfirst into a heatwave! We are into our second month of above average temps and I for one, would not say no to a two or three day stretch  with maybe 25 degree  temps. Thankfully we have AC in the trailer but my sewing area does not and I have been neglecting my quilting this summer. I have a few handwork projects on the go, and when the heat gets too much, I stay inside and stitch. 

All of the centre is stitched and I have to cut and stitch the “tongues” to place all around the outside.
I also have another wool and embroidery project on the go.

When I don't feel like stitching I work on knitting a pair of socks. I am on the home sock finished and the other one is over half done. The heel is turned and I am working on the foot.

This week I decided to bite the bullet and tough it out so I have been working on a project that my sister and I started in Arizona in February. She is using browns and greys, taupes, creams with rich red/orange for her accent colour. I on the other hand decided to use approximately 100 different colours and various light prints with a black accent. Although they are the same pattern they will definitely look different!
I have 13 blocks finished and up on my design wall, and I’m pretty sure I am going to love it. However I have a long way to go before seeing it finished.

Please excuse the slightly nasty looking ironing board cover. So far I have cut and pieced 588 strips of fabric and then cut them up again into squares. BUT I am a long way from done. 

I have another 539 strips organized in groups and ready to sew together. 

If you have a mathematical mind you are probably way ahead of me, if however you are like me, you need to be told that both these numbers are divisible by 7.  588 divided by 7 = 84  and 539 divided by 7 = 77
I just saved you a few minutes, because you were probably looking for your calculator to check and see if I was correct. šŸ˜‰

All totalled the quilt should have 2,401pieces according to the pattern. In case you are wondering, yes that is divisible by 7. It is a pattern by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co.

My goal is to have this quilt all assembled and ready before we close up the cottage for the season, so I hope we get a break in the weather soon. It is too warm to quilt in the heat of the day so I work late into the night.(that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it) I am going to have to kick it into gear though.
This has been a nice refreshing beverage with 0 calories, that I have been enjoying in this heat. I was a Perrier girl but I think this one has won me over!

Icy cold!!! Can you see the beads of sweat on the can? If you try it, let me know what you think.
Well friends it is 1:45 am and I have lots to do tomorrow. We’ll talk later.


1 comment:

HollyM said...

It certainly has been a year for weather extremes. I’m thankful everyday for the A/C. It seems your projects are always ‘extreme’ too. I’m sure you’ll make it if I know you. We’ll do our best to distract you today.

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