Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bits and Bobs

Summer has officially started here in Galway...at least as far as we have summer.  The days are long and it's less rainy.  That's summer.  I have been spending lots of time camping, reading on the front porch, walking Molly on the beach and starting my very own garden.  Happy happy happy.  Very little time with my sewing machine, though.

I did start a new cross stitch project.  It travels with me so easily, so it is nearly irresistible.  This hoop began as a gift for someone special who has a big day in their near future.  I will give you sneak peeks between now and the "unveiling" to keep it hush hush.  


This is my first time using blue aida. It's quite difficult to see the holes while indoors, so I am a slow, sloppy stitcher in front of the TV.  The blue background is super outside as the sun shines through from the back.  Live and learn.

I also did a little test goose block the other day.  This paper pieced block by Jeli Quilts is such a treat to make so I look forward to diving in and making block after block after block for my medallion quilt.  I think I now know to what size I need to precut my scraps to minimize waste.  It's a good place to start anyway.  


That's the news.  Nothing earth shattering, mostly just puttering around and enjoying a bit of quiet time.

10 comments:

Lynz said...

You cannae beat ordinary, puttery life, I say!

Tina said...

Ooh, that cross stitch looks cool! Love the blue. Glad you're getting to enjoy some summer-y days!

Leanne said...

You know those little clip on book lights, would one help without distracting from the tv? I am hoping that you are having a bit of time off of work too.

Ruth said...

Sun is predicted to come out this week - temps up to 26 so you may need your sunglasses cross stitching outside!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

today is summer, tomorrow may be a little bit of summer
enjoy the garden

Sarah said...

i love a good putter... missed you tho!

Wendy said...

a tip for working on dark coloured Aida - put a white cloth on your knee and you'll be able to see the white through the holes, making it easier to stitch.

Liz Nolan said...

sounds nice! where i come from we call it pottering! btw loved the exhibition and esp your stars :)

Tomomi McElwee said...

Hi, missed you! Little geese are cute! Hope I can wear t shirts this year too:)

Archie the wonder dog said...

There's nothing like pottering and pootling!

P.S. Would a white pillowcase over your knee help with the dark aida?

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