Saturday, 15 February 2014

A blog post because I am being nagged

My apologies for not having posted since the 6th February, and I have just been "reminded", so I thought I had better remedy the situation. The week has just disappeared again, and my intentions were good, but life has been a bit busy.
I have had a sampler quilt on "Max", and as it is a custom quilting job, is taking awhile, although I must admit that the "thinking" time was the longest. I am over half way through now, and will post photos when I am done. I did take it off the machine (thankful that I have zippered leaders), and did a couple of edge to edge jobs in between.
This week has also been busy with a couple of medical appointments, a committee meeting, a trip to the hairdresser for a new colour, and preparation for this weekend's retreat.
Thursday, it was the monthly sewing day of the Angels charity group, and added to that the continuing job of watering the gardens at 2 houses and that seems to have taken care of this week.
Thankfully the hot weather has eased, and we were hopeful of good rains, which most of our state has received. But, it seems to have stopped just short of where we live, and only about 10mls fell, when lots of areas had over 100mls. But we are thankful for the bit that we received, as it has settled the dust, and helped the garden a bit.
Below are 2 photos of a Lone Star quilt, which I finished last month. I am pleased with how it turned out.

And these are the journals that I made for the girls doing the Electric Quilt weekend retreat this weekend. I had a lovely afternoon last weekend, when it was so hot, and I was sitting in the cool of the air conditioner. I had a friend staying with me, as she had been in hospital for 2 weeks, and was not quite well enough to go home by herself. It was a great way to spend the hot day.

And this photo is what I have picked this week in my vegie garden. It is the first vegie gardening I have done in about 20 years, so I am quite pleased with this. Nothing tastes better than home grown tomatoes. And the sweet corn were so good. My pumpkins are looking good, and it would be lovely to get enough tomatoes to make some tomato sauce.

Well, I hope this gets me off the hook. I shall post more photos of the retreat when I am home on my other computer, as this laptop does not want to recognise the SD card from my camera.
We are having a lovely weekend, learning what great things that EQ7 can do, ably taught by Judy B, the Virtual quilter.
Time to finish, hope you are having a great weekend, whatever you are doing.

From Jude


jfoster8 said...

What a beautiful quilt...your quilting looks amazing on it..

Sue SA said...

Wow what a fantastic lone star quilt, with gorgeous quilting! Hope its owner feels it is worthy of going in the guild show?
Pity you didnt get more rain, especially if you have made the effort to have a veggie garden. Enjoy the last of the weekend with your guests.

Michele Hill said...

Good to "hear" from you Jude…..I know what it is like to be behind in blog posts!! Love the lone star quilting - lucky customer! Enjoy the weekend…..I must get EQ for my apple when the finances let me. Hugs xxx

Marilyn Popplewell said...

The Lonestar is absolutely stunning, Jude. I'll send you some of the cold, wet weather we are experiencing here in the Midwest. Thanks for sharing the picture of your beautiful vegetables. Blessings.