Tuesday, 17 May 2016

I am still here.....

.........and working on this quilt. I can tell you that there are 108 flying geese, that all have a little space between them. They are all being stitched in the ditch, one at a time, and changing the thread colour to match each one! And there are lots of stars, big ones and little ones, with lots of points, all being stitched in the ditch as well. The quilt is slowly "talking" to me as I go, and I have done my share of unpicking when I quilted something I was not happy about. I was told to quilt it as I liked, but could I match the thread colour to the fabrics. I have printed lots of pages of the quilt, and drawn on them for months now. I  should have bought shares in the Epson Ink company!! Hopefully it will all come together soon. A few more days to go yet.

I received a text message from GD1 last week, asking for some help with a school project. She had to make a pair of pyjama pants, and Saturday morning was the time. She did a very good job, so I will be curious to see how she scores with this assignment.

Saturday afternoon I went to Murray Bridge to attend the engagement party of my niece and her fiance. The party was held on the family property were I grew up, that my brother now owns. Sorry there are no photos of the official proceedings at the party, because I left soon after main course to head back to mum and dads. Just before I had arrived at their place that afternoon, my mother had fallen and hit her head, so they did not attend the party. I stayed with them for the night, and made sure that mum had no further injuries. Things could have been much worse, and thankfully there were no broken bones. I won't tell tales about what she was doing when she fell, but will just say that I don't think she will be doing that again! This photo was taken on Sunday morning when lots of family came by to check up on mum!!

I arrived home just after lunch on Sunday, in time to be picked up by a friend who had invited me to the pictures as a birthday treat. We saw the film "Eddie the Eagle", which I thought was a great movie. It was one of those "feel good" films, that had a lovely story to it. I was disappointed to note that not many people attended. The shorts of other movies that were shown before the main film were full of fighting, violence and high drama, and I can't help but think that if this is what a lot of people fee their minds on, then our world is in a sorry state. (Here endeth my sermon for the day).

After a couple of very intense days of quilting, and more yet to come, I am off to bed.

Blessings, From Jude


Susan Smith said...

Look forward to seeing all the quilting come together. Granddaughter's pj's look great, so hope she gets good marks. Take care.

Sue SA said...

I am glad your mother made a full recovery. Good luck with the flying geese, that is an awful lot of thread changes, but I am sure the client will be very pleased with your work.