This week I’ve decided to carry over my “roll of the dice” project, number 5, machine quilting my Christmas Mystery Quilt. Somehow or other last week I pulled a muscle/strained my side so couldn’t spend much time at the sewing machine. Felt so sore I even resorted to a “nana nap” or two in the afternoons, and I always think I’m not nearly old enough to do this! But the pain has eased a lot now when I move, although it hasn’t gone completely I’m sure I’ll be right very soon.
Slowly machine quilting
I’m using Christmas coloured variegated thread to stitch across the diagonal lines, then I’ll see where I go from there. As long as I’m sensible and get up from the sewing machine to move around every now and again, I should be able to “carry on quilting” this week.
It’s Spring down here in our part of the world, New Zealand, and our Kowhai tree is in bloom. This one was transported as a baby from our previous home in Upper Hutt. It was self sown under the parent tree so we potted it up and brought it with us when we moved to our new home. Five years or so on, it is doing marvelously. It’s always a thrill to see a tui, one of our beautiful native birds, perched in the tree and sipping nectar.
Kowhai tree in bloom
Last week I went to see the film “Downton Abbey” with a couple of friends. All the old familiar faces on the big screen, and great excitement when royalty came calling. If you enjoyed the series, you will certainly enjoy this film.