Oh, this is Bliss!
Sadie thought so too….she sunned herself and took a long nap while I treadled away, working on the strip sets that will become the piano key borders for the baby quilts for my nephews.
Can there be anything more relaxing than this?
Maybe a nap…but then I’d miss the beauty of the day!
Have you ever moved your sewing to outside? I do have an electric outlet on the deck, and I did need it for my Ikea lamp, to be able to thread the needle and to see what I was doing while sewing.
It’s not glamorous – but I did put down a rug, and set myself back enough to be in the shade. It is hot in the sun already in North Carolina, and I don’t just burn…I FRY – so I was happy for the shade.
My strip drawers are on the edge of the picnic table..I even brought out my sewing stool and a trash can!
And THIS is my view!
I am sewing on Hannah, my Singer 1893 VS2.
I so love her decals! And she is happy to be humming along just chain piecing away.
THIS is what happens with continuous chain piecing with a treadle! It might get in the way of your pedaling!
The neatest thing has been making these baby quilts….including MY grandfather’s shirts in them. The babies’ GREAT grandfather’s shirts…..Life is a circle, isn’t it?
I’ll still have plenty to do come Quilt-Cam time tonight. It will be too dark to sew outside at 9pm, so I’ll just move everything to the treadle in the basement….and we’ll keep working on it.
But you know what? Tomorrow just might find me back out on that deck again!
((I will wheel the machine back inside over night…I’m careful with this beauty!))
See you at 9pm!