We had nothing but rain yesterday so we didn't get to hike or kayak. Instead it was a good vacation day of reading and sewing and playing a little cribbage. I got 11 of 256 blocks done for my quilt. I think I'm going to like this quilt a lot.
These blocks are made with all squares so that means that there's quite a bit of waste when you cut off the corners. Since I had to draw the center stitching like I figured I might as well draw another stitching line 1/2"away.
I stitch both lines and now I'm getting a nice stack of these little HST blocks. Can't you see some placemats out of these? Each square is 1 3/4 inches so they will finish at 1 1/4.
I know, I'm insane.
Two years ago we started a tradition of bringing a hummingbird feeder with us on vacation. It's taken 3 days, but we had our first visitor today! She hung out all day and enjoyed the free food in the bad weather.
Today we expect rain and clouds again but we should be able to get out for a walk. Otherwise it's more reading and sewing or crochet.
I'm fine with a day doing some of the things I love the most.
When we are on vacation with our friends, Ian and I always have a cribbage competition. We play best 2 out of 3 each night and keep track of how many wins we have. After the first night it's Ian 1, Vicki 0.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.