We had a busy weekend, starting with Friday when we went to Vermont to look at houses. We left our house at 7:00 a.m. and didn’t arrive home til 6:45 p.m. Without going into too much detail so as not to bore you, that part of the trip was unsuccessful. Although all of the houses had some good features, none met with our expectations.
We looked at houses til about 1:30 then decided to have a leisurely lunch. Sam asked me if I’d like to visit the quilt shops and Joann’s since they were nearby, so I naturally jumped at the chance. I can’t show you everything that I bought because some of it is for swap gifts, but here’s a smattering of what I can show you…
I also bought some really cool buttons and the neatest thread grouping called “Oliver Twists”. Each package contains a variety of cotton and rayon threads for hand embroidery with a matching spool of cotton thread. I have great plans for these.
And the last thing that I can show you is some pink and brown Judie Rothermel Civil War fabric that Leanne, my Easter swap partner from Australia requested. We are going to continue swapping different things that we have difficulty finding in our respective countries. Cool, huh?
On Saturday and Sunday I spent a total of six hours in the garden weeding, edging and loosening the soil around the plants and shrubs. I also thinned and pruned some of the cedars and fir trees and did some dividing of irises that so badly needed it. I still have more outdoor work to do which I hope to complete this week.
Now I can devote my time to work on swap projects. I know what I’m going to make for each one and I have everything I need to begin.
I’ve also been able to sneak in a few stitches here and there on the Red Radiance quilt that I’ve been working on.