I dgot quite a bit of reading done this week. I put ebooks on reserve and it never fails that lots of them come in at the same time. I finally had to postpone some of them. I'm currently listening to Becoming Mrs. Lewis, by Patti Callahan. It's the story of Joy Davidman who becomes C.S. Lewis's wife. It's been interesting and very different then my normal read. I need to spend some more time with it because it's due in 3 days and I'm only a third of the way through. You know what I'll be doing while I quilt over the next few days!
Pat made us a new bird feeder recently. It's been very popular because bigger birds attempt to eat from it. I was pretty surprised to see about 5 starlings trying to get on it the other day. (Click on the picture to get a larger view.) We get beautiful yellow finches on a regular basis, along with mourning doves, blue birds and even a curious hawk every once in a while. But these starlings were just being piggy. And, great news, we had our first hummingbird of the year on Saturday.
Surprisingly earlier today a bird got caught inside the house feeder. The right-side roof raises so we can clean it out and refill it. Some crazy bird got in there, we suspect through the tray, as we always keep the roof down. Pat opened the roof for the bird but he had to tip the bird out to get him to fly off.
I did get quite a bit of quilting and piecing done this week.
Here's what was on my goal list last week.
1) Finish binding the table runner. √ (pictures to come)
2) Make 5 blocks from last year's BOM for Country Piecemakers. How about 3?
3) Quilt charity quilt for a friend.√
4) Cut out a bunch of little rail fence pieces to do as leader enders.√
|These are 3 1/2" square blocks. I loved the rainbow version that Nann made. You can see her's here.|
I also have been working on another UFO called Braid Shuffle by Karie Patch Designs. (Scroll down to see the pattern.) You can see a couple more braids from February 2017 here. All the blocks with the white on the sides were left over from 2017 RSC. I decided I would make some more blue ones and try to make a small baby quilt. I've been hitting the blue scrap bag but it isn't going down at all! I may have to do a pink one at some point since I have some of them left too.
I felt pretty good about getting my goals moved forward this week. I also made a couple more masks. But the biggest surprise is I actually redid my batting pieces inventory. I wrote about it here a week ago when I was the guest blogger on Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I've had it on my to do list for months... or so it seems to me. I finally took one morning and actually took all the pieces out of my big plastic bin, measured any pieces that weren't marked and then entered them on my Excel spreadsheet. It was so great to be able to find a couple of pieces on the spreadsheet without having to plow through every piece. I made sure I moved them to the "used" section too.
Next up are my goals for this week.
- Pick a top of mine to quilt and get it done.
- Make some more BOM from Country Piecemakers.
- Make a bunch more braid and split rail blocks.
- Clean up front end of cutting table
I'm linking up with my regular linky parties:
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie