I finished putting together the “Let Me Surprise You” quilt from the
quilt cruise last night. After fighting
those bulky seam intersections and fidgety points, I am more than happy to let
it rest a while. Next up is a paper
piecing project designed by Carol Doak.
It is the last of the three projects that came home with me from the Hawaii quilt
cruise. I would love to have all of them
to the flimsy stage by year end.
Tomorrow begins a three-day sew-in at “Our Place.” That’s the name we call the store front that we have rented as a place we can sew as a group. We love it, even though parking can be an issue.
So, this afternoon I will be winding bobbins and organizing my take along supplies for paper piecing. I will also be cutting some 2 ½ inch squares for the split nine-patch I’m using for a leader/ender project. I don’t usually use leader/enders when paper piecing, but it will be nice to have something easy to fall back on if I need a break.
We are enjoying a drippy day here in the Texas Hill Country. So far, we have received nothing measurable, but it’s still good news. About a week ago
Austin, 40 miles to our east, experienced
heavy rains and severe flooding. We did
not get any here, and the watershed area to our north and west which supplies
our lake system failed to get any as well. Our feeder lake, the source of the water we
need to run our households is still well below 40% full. So, any rain we receive that helps keep our
yards alive during this water shortage is a blessing.