The day a miracle happened...
The miracle isn't about finishing my quilt. The miracle is that I woke up early enough to see the sunrise! This NEVER happens. I'm not an early morning girl but yesterday something woke me and I'm glad it did.
I spent most of my creative time yesterday working on the quilt and I made great progress. I only have 3 borders left to do and there's no reason I can't get them done today. There's a 2" black, 1" orange and 6" print. No block piecing required.
I also learned that my new cell phone camera has a wonderful trick. I took this photo with the quilt on the floor and me standing above at an angle. The camera popped up a yellow rhomboid outlining the quilt so, just for fun, I clicked that to see what would happen. This happened! This little feature is going to save me a lot of editing time in the future!
Today is our last day and my goal is to finish this quilt top and take a walk.
Off and on, all week, I've been working on the baby quilt. It was all I had to work on last night and I'm close to the body of the blanket being done. Then I just have to do the border.
FYI, this is an awful photo. The blanket is white.
Here's a close up of the stitch pattern.
Kim and I have also spent a lot of time looking for my next crochet garment project. I think I have it narrowed down to a couple of projects. I'll figure it out when I get home and can peruse the yarn options.
The weather word for yesterday and today is WINDY which you can see from the surf. When I went for my walk I walked into the wind so that the walk back would be easier. I walked farther than I planned because I wanted to see the wind surfers that were way ahead of me. I haven't decided it I admire them or if I think they were crazy. Maybe both!
We're leaving tomorrow so I'll have a final update Monday. It's been a great week. We've both relaxed a lot and have had a great week finishing procrastination projects.
3/25/2023 11:51:30 pm
i don't get up early enough to see sunrises either. I've maybe seen 3 in the last 10 years. This one is a beauty!
3/26/2023 08:08:49 am
I see more sunrises when I am on vacation. I hardly ever see them from home. For some reason I wake up to see them if I am in a place where there are good sunrises. A
3/26/2023 09:58:38 am
I love waking up before dawn, watching the sky slowly lighten and the sun come up. Love your sweater. That is a neat trick on your phone!
3/27/2023 09:25:34 am
The sunrise is beautiful. The quilt top is looking great and is almost done! The baby blanket almost done too! You have had a great week!
3/27/2023 09:01:17 pm
Wow Vicki....those pinwheel blocks really give your firefighter panel lots of movement and energy! Nice choice!
3/28/2023 02:26:21 pm
WOW!!! That sunrise photo is seriously one of the best I've ever seen! It's absolutely stunning. Did you do any edits on it? I don't get up early enough to see sunrises. Maybe I should change my ways..(haha - probably not going to happen). Thanks for sharing all your beach photos - I've always loved the beach and you took great photos.
4/1/2023 09:40:06 am
Gorgeous sunrise! I don't often see them either even though our apartment faces east. That's a great feature on your camera. Wish I had that because I never can get a quilt or landscape looking straight no matter what I do.
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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.