Sunday, 31 August 2014
The sewing room is open
I am finally in my sewing room ... for the right reason, and yet I don't have much to show. :(
We had a week of professional development at work. An entire week of just sitting in the conference room doing nothing but brain storming. Do you know how tiring just sitting is? Actually I did do something; I had to take the minutes and come Tuesday, I will put them all in order in a Word document so all my colleagues can read it so they don't forget. Who can forget a week like that? It was torture!! It is so hard for me to stay put for a long time. I need to burn my energy not hoard it. So in the evening, the last thing I wanted to do was to sit in front of the sewing machine. But today it is different.
I did some clothes mending (so I was in my sewing room but it was boring) and some Plums and Orange Jam (yum). I did NOT do the Marcus Designer Sew A Long new block ... yet. Will do this later today. I did finish the hand quilting on Antique Inspiration.
It looks kind of warp-y now that it is done but that's okay with me. So now on to the label making.
It is a hexie label, of course, like all my labels. Since it is a small decorative quilt, I decided to make a half flower. I will sew it as close to the edge as I can. I am back stitching the name and my embroidery skill is very rusty.
The thread is a very light pink just so it looks aged.
Remember my adventure with sunflower seeds? This is the result!
So NOT impressed! Although the birds are already feeding from the puny flowers, I am putting up the bird feeders this weekend. I did learn a lot from this though. I should be able to do better next year.
Too bad birds don't feed on Rudbeckia. It was a very good summer for them with all the rain we had. They are all over the place. Around the clothesline post, (which is where I planted them years ago)
in the middle of the garden,
in the flower bed (which is more weeds than flowers!)
and up to my sewing room window. I love those little suns :) I let them grow where ever they want.
Anyway, have to go and finish a few things (have to do Kiwi Jam and some Apricot Chutney too before the end of the weekend, not to mention cleaning) and some sewing too.
Until next time ... sssSM :^)LE ... it brightens up like a little sun too.
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