the saturday to-do-list
Breakfast is done.
Julian and Little A have left for Aikido and I am ready to tackle the most improbable – but golly I’m going to give it my best – to do list.
See in the top left hand corner of the photo – yeah, the blocks resting beside the knife covered in butter and raspberries – there are two projects there. After chopping and sewing all those little pieces last Saturday, I decided against continuing with my original design for the Prairie Paisley fabric and instead have come up with one I am madly in love with.
I am using two blocks – Goose and Goslings – but in this case, Laura and the little girls – and a simple Nine Patch. So my quilt will tell the story of Laura and the little girls (Carrie and Grace) dancing to Pa’s fiddle, whilst Mary sits quietly, sewing her Nine Patch. There will be 7 rows of 5, with a narrow red border, then a striped ticking border, then a rail fence border (to keep the deer away from the vegetables of course) with a red checked back (Ma’s tablecloth). Isn’t it amazing how when you’re thrilled with a design, you can sew so fast and not get stiff shoulders!
The other project is inspired by a scrappy quilt (the hexagon one) I found through one of Amy’s recent posts – she finds the best blogs! – and I have been adding borders in between the chores and the ironing.
The fabric choices are truly alarming – there are fresh cuts next to reproductions, christmas stripes, french provincials and 1930s – ugh!! Even Julian commented on them – but I think the effect is really pretty AND I want this quilt finished and on my round coffee table (an old oak dining table of which we shortened the legs) by Wednesday when I’m having friends for dinner. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Hopefully!
Now I’m going out to the garage to finish painting the drawers for the chest of drawers that holds up one end of my sewing table in my sewing room. Whilst their toothless leer was an exciting improvement over the besser blocks – I’m well and truly over it – I want drawers and handles by the end of the week. Hopefully then I can tidy up the End of Horror. There’s no photos – they would only apall you.
Oh, btw, I put slices of banana in the pancakes this morning because I was too lazy to grate an apple. It was nice – very rich, but yummy!