The autumn rains have arrived! Actually, to put it more accurately, it’s pouring with rain. The streets of the capital are under water, schools evacuated, and The Hubbie is starting to keep an eye on the local river levels.
I am just thankful the rain arrived today, since yesterday I volunteered my services to pick apples at a local orchard for our community harvest group. In exchange for a few hours labour, I got several kilograms of apples, and the satisfaction of knowing we had diverted apples to local food banks, rather than having them lie and rot.
Given this was my second fruit picking outing for the week, I suppose it’s not surprising I haven’t made much progress on the quilting front.
The big push has been the Gypsy Wife #2, which has been trimmed and is ready for binding. Proper progress photos will have to wait for the rain to pass.
This was my first attempt at using one of the embroidery stitches on my Husky to quilt with. The results were mixed. It appears the slightest change in tension, caused by the drag of the quilt through the harp space of the machine, caused the stitches to vary in width. While this annoyed me greatly, it didn’t annoy me sufficiently to want to undo all my work and return to plain quilting. Nevertheless I won’t try this again with such a big quilt.Perhaps this approach is best kept for QAYG projects. Opinions on this, and hints for future success will be gladly entertained.
I also finished a small pink baby quilt, and passed it on to a friend for binding. It used blocks passed on by an older quilter whose eye sight has faded, and who is thus unable to finish her WIP’s. I can only describe it as shockingly pink. It will go into the Guild’s charity quilt pile until needed.
The rain is getting heavier as I write this post, the satellite tv signal is gone, and I am resigning myself to losing The Hubbie to emergency management responsibilities in the near future. I’m sure the local farmers are going to be thrilled to lurch from drought to flood in the course of 24 hours.
Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.