Finished

The Hourglass quilt is bound. It’s an easy quilt to piece using the Accuquilt quarter square triangle die – my blocks finish at 4 inches but they have other die sizes too. Did you know that a flying geese is made from a quarter square triangle? I have a 3×6 inch geese die that would make a 6 inch finished hourglass block that I might try one of these days.

You can find some brief notes for this quilt on my website.

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This is my 13th UFO finish for the year, the top was pieced in 2016, the border was added last week and now it’s done! The finished quilts are piling up again, I need to get some washed and donated.

A lazy weekend

I haven’t done much this weekend other than knit, swim, and sit on the porch but we did cook both nights. My diet is a bit challenging and a bit bland (no condiments or sauces, no prepared foods) but Keith grilled burgers tonight – mine was plain, no cheese, no condiments … but I fixed some corn on the cob and sweet potato fries to go with it. I don’t talk about cooking a lot but I use my Instant Pot and Air Fryer all the time and since I can have potatoes and sweet potatoes … they’ll come in handy.

It’s easy to peel and cut a couple sweet potatoes, spritz them with some olive oil and toss them in the air fryer. 5FB52ECE-48C7-4045-9997-3123FBD9C1E7

We were out in the pool for a while until the thunder started up so we moved to the porch. We don’t sit out there as much during the summer but it was perfect today and no mosquitoes!

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I cast on a new scarf last night… I love this drop stitch scarf I made a few years ago but wanted one in a more neutral color.

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Unfortunately, this brand of yarn is discontinued but I found this “neutral” purple for sale on Ravelry and bought it. I’ve started knitting but it will take a while.

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Off my needles

The Waves of Blue scarf is finished and I even wove the ends in! It’s a free pattern from Ravelry and I’ll definitely knit it again …. I’ve got some skeins to wind into balls and I think next up will be a scarf for me but after that I’ll probably do another one of these to donate. 78739F12-1B7E-4542-82B5-4A6301D9D24A

I could block this to “straighten” it some but I love the texture from the waviness.

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I was adding it to my database and realized I still have a lot of finished scarves and shawls that just need ends woven in or blocking … I love knitting, finishing isn’t my strong point!

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Quilted

I spent all afternoon working in the sewing room and I would have accomplished more if I hadn’t been distracted.

I have a Kite die I haven’t used before and I started pulling some turquoise and greens from the bin but I put them back in the closet … I already have a quilt on the design wall so it will have to wait.

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I also had a set of fat quarters sitting out … I looked at a couple possible designs before moving on to some actual work but I think I’ll keep them with these turquoise fabrics until I’m ready to make something with them.

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So after playing with fabric for a while, I got down to work and cut and pieced some more blocks for the Flock of Geese quilt and then I quilted the hourglass top. I waited until Friday, but I got my one top quilted for the week and I’m just one behind my goal.

Pantograph is Feather Frond and I like how it looks on this one.

 

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Low Iodine diet

Keith’s been gone all week and we usually go out to eat the evening he gets home if he’s not too late … that timing worked out well today. After some scheduling issues, I was told to start my low iodine diet tomorrow (originally they’d told me the 23rd) in preparation for my RAI treatment on Sept 6th.

One last meal with cheese …. it is a very restrictive diet especially when combined with the restrictions for my GI problems but I think the absolute hardest thing will be NO cheese for 3 and a half weeks! No bacon or bread either so I enjoyed my last meal!

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Since the timeline for the Diet was moved up a week, after dinner we stopped by the grocery store to pick up some fresh fruit and veggies along with some chicken breasts.

And in addition to the back and forth time on the phone with Moffitt, I had people in and out finishing the half bathroom – it’s all done except for the painting and they’ll do that the end of September due to schedule conflicts – theirs and mine and I’m completely OK with that – I needed it functional before my isolation period, painting can wait. The walls will eventually be a soft gray.

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So I didn’t sew at all today … hopefully I’ll get a top loaded on the longarm and start the quilting tomorrow … where did this week go?!

On my design wall

I’ve been busy but managed to get some Flock of Geese blocks up on the design wall. I’ve sewn up all the ones I’ve cut so I need to get the fabric back out and cut some more. It looks kind of dull but I’m hoping it will all turn out OK

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I also pieced a back for the hourglass quilt so that ones ready to load on the longarm.