Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Busy times

It's been chilly these last few days, so whenever I get a chance, I've been sewing.  I finished quilting the zigzag quilt (must come up with a name) but now need to sew the binding to the back.  I'm not exactly sure if I am really finished quilting.  Will have to look at it for a while.

Now I'm putting together a purple row robin, and it is many shades of soft purple with some turquoise here and there. I am waiting for a round robin that is also in purples to return home.  Thought perhaps they could be sandwiched together to end up with a reversible quilt.  Will have to wait and see.  I still love my new Elna!  It feels so comfortable to just sit and sew, and I love the 1/4" foot.  With older eyesight, this seems important.

Cindy is still in the rehab facility in Northfield so I try to get over a few afternoons a week.  She is hoping to go home sometime next week (it has been 6 weeks between the hospital and rehab), and I will be glad, too.  I'm planning to make her some meals but need to get to the dollar store for containers.   Meanwhile, she's gobbling up all the books I bring and playing solitaire on Chris' tablet.  She is so ready to go home.

Community events are keeping me hopping, too.  Sunday, I was a "celebrity judge" at the Will It Waffle? cookoff at the library.  It was fun, but a little chaotic.  The tastes were good, though, and the little girl (age 10-11?) who won did a great job.  Tonight I'm helping with a public forum on homelessness, so I have made a batch of handouts and a batch of cookies.  If everyone who has responded to the publicity shows up, we will have a packed house.  I think the speakers will be good, and people in town are really concerned about the issue.  Perhaps we relate more because it's so cold for so long here.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

pretty quilt - glad you new sewing machine is working, hope your friend can go home soon

Wacky Woman said...

You Row by Row is really turning out beautiful.