Archive for June, 2012
5 quilts bound… And another two quilted.
Here’s number 5 — another HeartStrings brought home from the last sew-in.
Not bad considering I also volunteered at the library on Tuesday and at Habitat on Thursday. I consider this week a good one — and yes, a good week is one in which I’m productive.
My memory is getting so bad — I think these blocks were pieced by Betty and the top assembled by me in March at the HeartStrings sew in.
It’s quilted with freehand swirls and has a pieced binding. I don’t always take the time to assemble leftover binding bits into one long strip but the last two quilts I’ve bound have had pieced bindings and they’re a great way to finish off scrap quilts and use up those leftovers.
I haven’t done a build day in a couple years (where does the time go?) but really enjoyed my time today on Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build. I’m exhausted but it’s a good tired.
I worked with the smaller group (that included the homeowner to be) on the garage
It was all about geneaolgy today. First at home this morning requesting copies of records I can’t find online and then volunteering at the library this afternoon/evening.
I also reviewed some letters that were passed along to me that gives my great-great grandfather’s first name. I’ll have to confirm that the information is correct but hopefully It will help me track him down.
Tomorrow it’s back to binding and quilting.
We always have a ton of coins sitting around the house and I hate paying fees to exchange them at a coin machine and I hate rolling them too so I was thrilled when I found that Coinstar allows you to get an Amazon gift card with no penalty. Yesterday I traded in $176.42 in coins — more books for me!
I’m finished a few days early again – this little HeartStrings was pieced about a year ago and look, I finally have some flowers for my deck. I waited until after our trip to buy them this year because I knew they’d die while we were gone.
It even has a little heart label. I’d been using the double hearts on my gift quilts but decided to try a simple one for this quilt. I fuse the square of fabric and run it though my GO using one of the two heart dies I have. Fuse it to the back and hand stitch it down with a blanket stitch.
I didn’t knit a tremendous amount while I was gone but I did get a pair of socks knit up to the heel.
Yesterday was a very, very long travel day so we’re having a fairly mellow day here. We went out for breakfast on the way to pick Chesty up at the kennel and I’ve been sorting mail, paying bills, and working on binding.
We love traveling by train and this trip is proving to be perfect for that too. Yesterday we arrived at Monterosso.
After relaxing a bit on the terrace of our B&B , we walked around a bit, had dinner, and then strolled by the sea.
I’ve been very lazy the last couple days and haven’t been toting the camera around. These photos have been snapped with my iPhone and I hope I won’t end up with regrets. Luckily the resolution is high enough for 4×6 prints or viewing on the iPad which is where we view most of our photos these days