Almost time to go home. I have mixed feelings. I do love being in my own home, with all my fabric and necessities nearby, ready whenever I get the urge to sew and quilt. But I also love the weather we have had down here in the Florida panhandle. The morning we left Maine it was -18! This month we have been spoiled with 70+ degree days, sunshine, no humidity, and the ocean outside our door!
I have been able to do some handwork. Most vacations I take hand piecing projects with me and this vacation is no exception. I have gotten a hand pieced baby blocks large rectangle ready to have borders applied. That will be done on the sewing machine. I’m also working on hand pieced tumbler strips. They are about 6 feet long and the plan is to make a strip quilt alternating the tumbler strips with white strips. It is very relaxing to do this handwork in the evening while watching TV. Finished the socks I have been knitting for a year also.
I have so many ideas for quilts–too little time! Lately have been using a lot of white in the quilt tops I have done. And because I have not been good about washing fabric before putting it in my stash, have been doing a lot of washing–would hate to have the dyes run into the white after all that work put into each quilt.