Sadie was up and ready to go early this morning.
I’m not sure what was up with her, but she was definitely begging to go outside, and it was really a good thing. Temps were already rising, the humidity hanging on the mountain like a dishwasher on steam-dry.
This is summer in the South. Those slow paced sultry days where just moving from one end of the yard to the other seems to take more effort than it should.
If you want to get out and get a hike in – you better make it early, or you may just find yourself melting like the wicked witch in the Wizard of Oz – “I’m melting! I’m melting!”
76 degrees feels more like 95 degrees when the humidity can be visibly seen and felt on your skin.
On our way back, we spotted this sweet doe out for her morning walkabout.
Sorry for the grainy pic, I had to zoom in as close as I can from where we stood. It was a game of “I see the deer, and the deer sees me….” and we were in some kind of don’t-move-don’t-look-away stand off until a pickup truck came around a corner, spooked her and off she went.
Sadie is SO good! She doesn’t bark at the deer, and she doesn’t chase them. You can tell she is ever so curious about them, though. I wonder what is going through her head….”They are the same color as me! But wait, they are not like me!”
Breakfasted and showered, I’m ready to tackle my day at a very leisurely pace.
First up…a check in on these:
Mary, Mary quite contrary -
How do your Tumblers grow?
With novelties and repros, brights and sombers
and neutrals all in a row!
Yes, this is ONLY a Leader & Ender project for me.
I am ONLY using these pieces to keep my chain piecing continuous!
But rows go quickly when you are working with a one patch unit!
When I was working on setting the last quilt together, sewing blocks into rows and joining rows to complete the quilt center….pairs of these were flying out the back of my machine at the end of nearly every seam.
As I was working on making my step-outs for the Quiltmaker tapings ---these were also flying out of my machine.
I am sewing pairs light/dark together…and then adding them to the row as I go.
ROWS GROW QUICKLY!
I will spend some time today taming this!
Small hunks and chunks have been put in this bucket for cutting down into H blocks and into tumblers..whatever I can get out of them, I want this bin EMPTY!
That Easy Dresden tool is perfect for the tumblers because I can get may sizes from one tool!
Just look at that fun variety of tumbler pieces in my little green basket.
Meanwhile on the other side of the room:
I think I wore her out this morning. It’s nap time!
I’ve got one quilt with only one side left to bind and then to stitch the hanging sleeve down.
The second quilt remains to be started with the hand stitching, and then there is that table runner.
I’m going to be spending a lot of time in my chair this weekend, and I’m looking for some good Netflix suggestions ---I want some long series type things that I can binge on ---something with great characters and interesting plot lines.
I have watched all of Doc Martin, Foyles War, Medium, Alias, and quite a few others ---I’m looking for something I may not have heard of before…got a recommendation for me? Leave it in the comments section below!!
I’m sure that others will be interested in finding out what YOU found worth watching as well!
Thimble on? Ready, Get Set – BIND!