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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Carrying on Slowly

You know what it’s like when you want to get a project all done and dusted – just do it.  But I’m trying to pace myself and take frequent breaks when sitting at the sewing machine so I don’t upset my pulled muscle.  It is getting much better, only twinges a little now.   So my machine quilting is coming along slowly.  Gemma thought that she would help me out in a supervisory role and jumped up onto the cabinet so she could check on my progress.  Sorry Gemma, that won’t work at all – down you come.  I eventually finished the long straight line quilting, marked a few shorter lines, then stopped for lunch.

Gemma is helping, so she thinks

After lunch I walked back to the sewing room, ready to do a little more.  But look at this – call me a softie, but I didn’t have the heart to disturb her.  I’m really pleased that Gemma takes an interest in my quilting projects!  While she’s sleeping I’ll go and write a quick blog post, I thought.

Fast asleep

It is Spring here in our part of Paradise and the weather is warming up nicely.  So I’ve changed our cozy winter pink and grey cat quilt with the warm wool batting for the season, this is my “Soul Searching – Colours of my Life” quilt.  However, I’m not ready yet to change our fluffy winter sheets for cotton ones just yet, I’ll wait till the weather warms up even more first.

Soul Searching quilt

Last week I reported that my digital camera had died, based on the fact that the screen had gone black.  It seems I pushed a button by mistake which changes the camera over to using the viewfinder. After all, I can’t be expected to know what all the buttons do, I work on a “need to know” basis.   Luckily Robin worked it out for me and I can happily snap away again.


Maria said...

Oh Gemma you are such a cutie. No wonder you couldn't disturb her....
Soul Searching looks lovely and Spring like on the bed. I'm also not ready to change to cotton sheets....
I have problems with buttons on things too ! Good someone can fix it.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Glad you figured your camera out. I can't say when the last time I used my camera was. It's all by our phones now. Your quilts are lovely. We find it hard to disturb out dogs when they are sleeping on our recliners while we watch TV. We have become ruled by our pets, lol.
xx, Carol

Julierose said...

Gemma is just adorable--there is no way you could disturb her "beauty" sleep, is there ;)))
Your Soul Searching quilt is so lovely--what a nice job you did on that one..
Glad to hear that your soreness is abating a bit...it's hard to "take it easy" for sure hugs, Julierose

Tired Teacher said...

Sweet Gemma! She knew you needed to take a longer break. . . It's getting closer to flannel sheet time, as snow and bitter, cold temperatures are predicted tomorrow. I'm hoping it warms up again for a few more weeks.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Just enjoyed reading your latest posts, Jenny. Sorry you did something that aggravated your shoulder/side. At our ages, it sometimes doesn’t take much. Thankfully a little rest is just the ticket. Love to see your quilts and sweet Gemma too. Oh and good on Robin for sorting out your camera. I’m half afraid of all that my new one can do....more to go wrong, :)

Janice said...

Gemma does look rather settled. Our weather is all over the place at the moment, so everything is still on the bed, but sometimes thrown back. I’m glad your camera is OK. There’s nothing worse than getting used to a new one. I hope Gemma lets you get back to your quilting before too long.