Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Monday was a good day!

In fact it was a great day. As I puddled about prepping the fifth and final block for my Christmas story quilt, my back loosened up beautifully. In fact, it felt so good I did all of the blanket stitch and even put the pieces together.
Still feeling good after that I got on and joined all of the blocks together.
All of Junes Christmas Story Quilt sewing achieved in one morning!
That felt really good.
 There were one or two moments when I regretted my colour choices.
 There isn't much of that blue on blue dot left!
 There is a narrow plain border, then a wider appliqué border to go. I'll wait for Debbie to catch up with me, then consult with her about how to break those down into monthly slices.
I spent the rest of the day with Sleepy, I'm racing through the current page.
It feels good to see progress again.
On another good note...
 I had moaned to himself on more than one occasion that the overhead light in this room of mine isn't very bright. Well it was a childs bedroom, so that was expected.
Up he climbed one day and took the cover off.
We and the previous owners are so lucky there hasn't been a fire.
It was a mess of melted plastic and exposed cables!
With old style bulbs pulling far too much power through modern fixtures.
Tony arranged a whole new light for me.
He even chose it himself.
Apparently it matches all the thready bits on the carpet.
I think I need to get the vacuum in here.
Oh, yes. It's much brighter.


Jenny said...

Your Christmas quilt looks great!!

Has your friend Debbie given upon her blog? Tell her I'd love to read some more about her stitching - or whatever else she writes about.

Diane-crewe said...

oh my goodness .. thank goodness you moaned enough that he checked the fittings! You can be safe knowing there is no chance of all your lovely fabric going up in smoke ... oh and you as well lol xx those speckles on the carpet are for decoration arnt they?

Jewells said...

Know what you mean about light in the sewing room.. I was running a 200watt bulb (yes 200Watt) and first it melted the light shade around it, then later on it blew the fuse box...the electrician tut-tutted me and I now have a wonderful fluorescent light over my sewing table... the quilting machine has a row of lights over it as well (came as an extra with the machine)..with both lots of lights on, it is brighter than daylight in there!

Gari in AL said...

Your Christmas quilt looks wonderful. It also looks like a lot of work. It will be outstanding when you hand it for the holidays.

Raewyn said...

Gotta have good light alright - glad you sorted that 'issue'! Your Christmas Story is looking lovely - well done on Great Progress :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

the xmas quilt looks good.........

Janice said...

Gosh! You have got a wriggle on. It is looking fabulous.

Chookyblue...... said...

good to hear the house did not burn down..........

Christmas Story looks great.........