Sewing with a view

This view might be too distracting when pool season rolls around but I’m enjoying it while I sit and sew. I set some goals for the 2 weeks left in the month before I travel … I probably wouldn’t have accomplished as much today if I wasn’t focused on what I wanted to get done before I head out of town on the 25th.

In addition to piecing spool blocks, I trimmed the doggie Strippie, made the binding and got it machine stitched on – I’ll get it hand stitched down this week. I also pieced a back for one of the charm quilt tops from our January precut party and I’ll get that one quilted this week.

So my goals for the next 2 weeks are:

  • Finish piecing spool blocks and assemble top
  • quilt 2 tops
  • bind the doggie Strippie
  • make progress on (?finish knitting) the turquoise afghan.

I might be spending too much time at the local pub watching hockey when the bartender pours my beer before I order! It’s nice to have a safe place within walking distance where I can get dinner and watch some of the game when Keith is out of town. Go Bolts!


  1. Nice view and nice to have a local bar to visit. It sounds like an amazing place to live. I need to start setting some goals, maybe that would help me to accomplish more in my sewing room. We are leaving for vacation on Wed. then I will be planting some of my vegetable garden when we return. Hopefully I will be able to work on some sewing projects after that. I have a new great-grand baby due in a few months so I need to find some inspiration to get busy. Will be taking a crocheting project with me…a baby blanket.

  2. Grew up in Reading PA, not far from Yeungling – for years you couldn’t get it outside of PA. Hope you enjoyed it – and good luck with your goals.

  3. I don’t even know HOW to set a sewing goal. Life right now gets in the way so much. It seems like unless I can spend the entire day at home, something disrupts the day and no sewing gets done. Maybe you could do a post with advice on how to actually SET a goal and follow through. I need more focus.
    xx, Carol

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