The weather was beautiful this noontime. I decided to rake some of the lawn. If I rake a little each good day, it will eventually be done. Then I can take care of the flower gardens. I filled two big yard bags full of pine needles and leaves before I went into the house for lunch. The part of the yard that I raked looked very nice. Then the wind came up. The gusts were strong and the trees were swaying in the wind. As I look at the back yard now, the part that I raked is covered with leaves and branches are down all over the place. Tomorrow is another day. I’ll try again.
I’m still machine quilting a large wall hanging. Also putting Dear Jane blocks together. There is progress, but nothing is finished at this point.
I found two very nice small pieces in the UFO bin that I found in the attic.
The table topper is the Hunter Star pattern. It is the piece that I made when checking out Deb Tucker’s Hunter Star ruler. I like to make a small piece when trying out a new ruler so that I can figure out how to use it. I made four different size blocks and added different widths of the purple fabric. This won’t take too long to quilt when I finish the piece that I’m working on now.
I don’t know where this table runner came from. I didn’t make it. It needs a border before it is quilted. After I took a picture I noticed that there are red spools in the center. Maybe a red border will bring attention to the spools.
I’m checking some of my notebooks and downsizing. That means throwing away anything that I probably won’t use. One of the books that I looked at started with notes from Janome classes at the dealer. Later in the book are notes from lessons that I took from classes at the Vermont Quilt Festival. There is a wealth of information in this notebook. I had forgotten half of what I had learned. This book is a keeper and will be on my side table so that I can read it all the way through. It really is hard to throw some things away. Other things are real easy to get rid of.
Have a great day and happy quilting.