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Monday, July 1, 2019

Time for a new List

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.


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

here almost all have a clothes dryer. I used to hand laundry out but it is so humid that sometimes even though the clothes were dry they would still feel damp when you brought them inside. In the northern states and western where it is not so humid you see laundry outside more and when I grew up we hung them outside even in winter

Tired Teacher said...

It will be interesting to see the list of six projects, especially the new ones. I've never seen a hanging clothes dryer. Do you have to stretch to reach it? My machines are stacked on top of each other. Given a choice, I'd hang clothes outside, but no clotheslines allowed in my complex.

Raewyn said...

Your list making and dice throwing really do work Jenny! You make wonderful progress on your older projects. Cute photo of Gemma hiding from the fix-it men :-)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Looking forward to seeing your progress on your new list. It is handy to have a dryer for those wet cold days x

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Well, I can't get over the organizers forgetting a stitching day was on! But you stitched the day away anyway, Jenny. I'm intrigued by your upper on the wall dryer. Here they are as large as the washers. Our winters are not conducive to hanging clothes outside to dry so how lucky to do that year round. Meanwhile, you have lots of wonderful stitching on the go. Enjoy your weekend away. Here we are enduring a heat wave...

Janice said...

Good luck with your new six projects. The dryer will be very handy in the dead of winter. We have made do without one, but our living room tends to look like a a Chinese laundry on bleak days.