So I had my shooting lesson yesterday and I was as rusty as I expected not having practiced in almost 2 months. For those not familiar with clay shooting, the different stations are set up to mimic different bird paths and characteristics but there are also "rabbits". The rabbit stations have clays that roll and jump on the ground. She put me through a rabbit course yesterday too. All I can say is that if I were ever in need to provide my own food from our property, rabbit would never make it on the menu. I'm totally crap at the rabbit shots. It's kind of funny to watch.
After some other errands I came home to something I'm actually competent at: quilting.
I have a new set of star blocks started on the Summer Sunset quilt.
Today while sewing I remembered that there was one thing that I had meant to share with you the last time.
When I learned to do foundation piecing I learned to start and stop my seams beyond the line to make sure the seams are locked in. It works great on a paper foundation. You do have to rip the seam through the paper to trim in preparation for the next seam. But with this new "paper" it's beastly to get the paper to tear properly.
About halfway through the last block I finally thought to try stitching only up to where the seam touches another seam and backstitching instead of crossing another seam line. Wow, what a difference! It's definitely cut my sewing time and I'm getting better points. I hope I remember this the next time I start a foundation piecing project.
Look at my beautiful trash pile!
I have an interview today for an elections officer position with my county and then my former work girlfriends are meeting up for drinks for the first time since March! We did meet once in my driveway in May but haven't see each other since. It's going to be great to catch up.
The rest of the weekend will be working on my 2 projects. Let's hope for some solid focus and productivity.
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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.