With several items on my list finished, it’s time to write a new List of Six. As I’ve said before, I’ll never run out of things to do!
No 1: Chicken quilt. Replaces NZ Botanical quilt which has moved on to become a hand quilting project.
No 2: Sampler quilt – hasn’t has it’s number called yet.
No 3: Horse panel quilt. Purchased some time ago and this will be made up as a donation quilt.
No 4: Caravan place mats. Replaces my just completed Selvedge bag.
No 5: Christmas Mystery quilt. Now pieced together and sandwiched, ready for machine quilting.
No 6: Christmas table runner. Replaces my UK holiday memory blocks made into a future quilt backing.
Six projects in a row
Yesterday I wanted to make sure that my Christmas Mystery quilt was pinned and sandwiched together, just in case number 5 was rolled this week. What a job I had getting it all nice and flat. The trouble is that I don’t have a lot of spare floor room here, and only a smallish table to lay it all out. The top seemed fine, but when I turned it over to check, there were puckers on the back. So I had to remove the safety pins, bit by bit, and smooth it out again.
Today I rolled the dice, and number three came up, the horse panel quilt. No time to even start on this, the afternoon was taken up with Robin’s Menz Shed friends who came to hang our new drier on the wall. Gemma wasn’t at all pleased with the loud voices, bangs and whirring noises coming from the garage, and hid herself away in her box on the cat tower.
Hiding from the loud noises
After 5 years managing without a drier, I decided I wanted one after all. Not that we tend to use driers a lot here in New Zealand, most of us like to hang our laundry outside in the sun shine and fresh air. But now it’s winter, there are sure to be cold wet days when a drier will be very handy. Guess I'll have to read the instruction booklet.
Side by side in the garage, tub, washing machine, chest deep freezer, and new drier installed overhead
Hopefully, I’ll get started on this new project tomorrow, it’s always exciting starting something new, isn’t it.