What a week it’s been, and no end in sight at the moment.
On the plus side, I have a finish. The postage stamp quilt is bound and quilted, and is currently hanging on the back of my daughter’s chair. I put this one aside for a long time, so its good to have it finished, and off the WIP and UFO lists.
I raced outside straight after finishing it, as I knew the weather was about to pack up. I had to photograph the last couple of leaves on the flowering cherry, which won’t bloom now till October, given it’s a later flowering type. I’m always sad to see the last leaves go, since it’s what I stare out my bedroom window at.
I used an online tutorial from Made by Rae to shorten the binding process, using the excess backing as binding. The tutorial said it was a better technique for small or art quilts. I guess there are reasons for this, but I’m not sure what they are. Does this binding method not stand up to wear and tear on a bigger quilt? If anyone has the answer, please feel free to educate me.
Friday the weather really arrived. My builder said he would replace a set of louvre windows after a wait of several months, weather dependent. I’m not sure what weather conditions would have been inclement enough to put a halt to it, but they barrelled on in, and four hours later I had a new window….plus a flooded laundry.
Since then, it has kept raining. My brother arrived last night, just back from Georgia, USA. He regaled us with stories of skunks, snakes that chase you, and general farming talk this morning. Little did we realise he should have hit the road early, because we are now effectively cut off with flooding, and he has no way of getting to his destination.
I took shameless advantage of his time in the USA, or “the land of quilting” as I prefer to think of it. I ordered quilt fabric and had it shipped to him. When he decided to leave some of his old farming gear behind, I ordered even more. Apparently he was nowhere near his baggage limits, so I could have ordered even more again, but I do try to pretend it’s an interest, rather than an addiction, in front of my extended family. I think my husband is starting to cotton on though.
So, back to watching the road closures on the internet, and the rain falling down. Keep dry out there.