. Have you ever had a day when everything seems to be going right? I don’t have a sewing room in Maine. I sew on the dining room table. It was covered with a mess, a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I decided to organize and finish what was on the table. I finished sewing the top for the “squirrel” wall hanging. Then, I caught up with the temperature quilt. I organized Dear Jane and found out what I need to do next. I organized the fabric and put it back in the suitcase where I keep it. I even organized the magnetic pin holder. It had straight pins, safety pins, needles, paper clips, bobbins, and the little sewing machine screw driver in it. Now, everything is in it’s place. The dining room table was clean and I could start something else. Then it was time for lunch.
After lunch, I decided to make last week’s Moda Blockhead block. This week’s should come tomorrow. Partway through, I realized that the pieces were not going to fit together. And then I lost one of the pieced star points. I still haven’t found it. The whole thing will go into the mile a minute bin and I will try again tomorrow. I cut out the first border for a quilt, but decided not to sew it on. The sewing machine needs a rest. I do have a neat dining room table.
In past years, my daughter came to Maine several times for a week in the summer. We called it “Quilt Camp”. We quilted. We went to yard sales, flea markets and consignment stores. Whatever we wanted to do. We had a great time. One year we sun dyed fabric in the back yard. The fabric was beautiful. Ferns and other items were imprinted on the fabric. A few years after we sun dyed, I made a quilt with the fabric and gave it to her. It is a good memory of our special time together.
Have a great day and happy quilting.