Is it really May? Because it feels a whole lot like March.
We're getting so much rain! Everything is so
wonderfully green but yesterday I had to kick the furnace
on to take the chill out of the house. It's going to
steadily warm up but the rain is here to stay all week.
Excellent quilting weather.
But first I did some house cleaning and baked
cinnamon bagels and French bread.
And then cooked up a big pot of seafood chowder.
(Other excellent things to do on cold, rainy days!)
Time to check in on last week's to-do's:
1) Ombre lattice quilt: Keep going.
I didn't get a huge amount done but I definitely
"kept going". To add to the two full blocks that
I already completed, I put the black corners on all
There are 4 sections of each color in the above pic so I have
a little more completed than there appears.
I'm making these assembly-line style but
these are on their way to looking like my first two:
2) Farmer's Wife: Two blocks, maybe more?
Even better: I made four.
Even better: I made four.
#38 & 39
#40 & #41
3) Evening knitting: Pick up the pace and get a pic.
4) Maybe start a new quilt
Not yet but I have been narrowing it down:
Firstly, I've been asked to make a 30's quilt like my
previous one (made last year) but in a queen size.
I should probably get this started right away.
I also want to get more West Point-themed quilts
made for my Etsy site. The class of '24 has been
chosen and those moms are looking for items
for their homes and for their cadets-to-be so I really
need to get those made as soon as possible.
And for something fun, easy and scrap-busting:
This Inman Park quilt caught my eye on Instagram.
Wouldn't this make a fun quilt-in-a-day project?
One of those days you set aside for ONLY sewing!
(That sounds like so much fun I feel like
scheduling it right now on my calendar!)
5) Finish hanging things in sewing room
Well, I didn't get that done but I did finally get
my new design wall put up which is awesome.
Other things not so quilty/crafty:
Weeding and general gardening; I got
newspaper and straw/mulch barriers down and
mulched remaining flower and herb gardens.
We're actually down to the last few loads of Mt. Mulch!
I'm picking lettuces and radishes now, and
I'm still cutting a bundle of asparagus daily.
(bundle=usu more than I can hold in one hand)
Any spear smaller than a pencil is left to go to fern
so that it grows larger next year. I started
this patch about 15 years ago.
I'd have to check my garden journal for that one.
Update/correction: I checked--17 years! WOW!
I also painted the more weathered areas of the coop.
Basically, I go from one project to another out there
when the weather is nice! There is always something--
okay, there are always many things out there
that need/want my attention.
I'm looking forward to these ripening up next week.
And moving on to next week, here are my to-do's:
1) Ombre Lattice quilt: Finish all blocks
2) Farmer's Wife: Two more blocks
3) Start on 30's quilt
4) Knitting: Scarf progress
And that ought to do it. I'm keeping it simpler this time
because I also want to make some time for reading
and painting that kitchen when it warms up.
Linking up to: Tuesday To-Do Linky #40