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Thursday, June 6, 2019

One of those Days

Guess I’m not the only one who’s day doesn’t always go to plan.  With Robin out and about, and a day to myself at home today, I was looking forward to spending some time at the sewing machine.  But first…… a load of washing, followed by a stint of ironing.  Perhaps I should clean the bathroom, to make it look fresh and clean.  Now what about the floor?  With threads from sewing, and a white cat who seems to drop fur everywhere, there were bits and pieces all over the carpet.  I did contemplate leaving this chore for another day, but then, what is someone popped in?  So out came the vacuum cleaner, that horrible noisy thing which had Gemma scampering away to hide – anyone would think her life was in danger! Job done, and I have to admit it looks so much better.  Made some broccoli and cheese soup in the microwave, and finally sat down at midday with a bowl of delicious soup and toast, and the day was half over. 

So I only achieved a little sewing in the afternoon on my selvedge bag.  The blocks have been laid out and stitched in rows, and some setting triangles added.  This is what I’ve done so far, it doesn’t look too bad.

Starting on my selvedge bag

The plan is, once again, to work on this project again tomorrow.  So hopefully I’ll have more to show at the end of the day.  I doubt if I’ll get it completed, but each little bit helps, one step at a time.


Janice said...

It sounds like you had a very productive day. I think you did well to get any stitching done after everything else. It’s coming together nicely.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

talking of house cleaning makes me remember I need to do some more of it too!

Maria said...

You did really well with all the domestics and still got the salvage blocks laid out ready to sew.

Tired Teacher said...

It's always best to do the "necessary" tasks first so the enjoyable ones are even more fun. Great start on your bag.

Connie said...

I've never worked with the selvedge and find myself throwing it out. Seeing your quilt top; OH My! but it is lovely . . . so interesting and colorful. You have me rethinking my wastefulness. It is going to be marvelous. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished quilt. Here's wishing you plenty of stitching time in your sewing room.
I spent yesterday cleaning house too. Our's was is dear need of a good cleaning. Caring for Steve and working in the garden put the house on the back burner. Like you I started thinking what if someone drops by, LOL.

FlourishingPalms said...

Ooo. I love a selvage project, don't you? They're fun to work with and seem to multiple while they're being saved-up! I recently made a selvage quilt top and still have selvages leftover. Happily, the top has been pin-basted and is in the quilting lineup. Have fun with yours!

PaintedThread said...

Ooh - selvedges! Those are pretty. This will look great!