When I got up today, I looked at my calendar and realized that I needed to go to the post office to mail off my modern quilt guild swap piece to the recipient in Australia. So I took a shower, rounded up my son and promised him lunch if he went along (I like the company and had not talked to him for any amount of time for several days:). Of course, when I looked in my email archives for my swapee's address, it wasn't there. Major sighes! Organizational details are _not_ my strength. Sent off an urgent email for that info and went out with Hugh.
We went to our local Ledo's Pizza for lunch - one of our favorite places. The food is good and moderately priced ... and the service is always excellent. I had my favorite gluten free chicken and kale ravioli in tomato sauce. Yum!
I took a video photo of the nifty wind sculpture they have in front of the resturant - I love watching it move when the wind blows. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to put a video here on my blog right now. If I ever do, I'll share the image. :)
It was mid-40's and there was a chillly wind blowing briskly while we were out. Brrr. But there was some sunshine (saving grace:). We had a pleasant outing.
When we got home, I decided to buckle down and do some more sewing. I had completely forgotten that I promised to make a block for a sunshine project with my modern guild ... so I did that first. We are meeting on Sunday so I wanted to be able to hand in the block.
After I finished that block, I went back to working on Daiwabo hexagons. You can see one that I thought to photograph at the top of this post. Once I had made all of the seven I cut out, I laid them out to decide what order to assemble the center of my topper.
Not a very good photo (I took it for my own reference for later) ... but you can see that the middle of this topper will be a traditional 'hexie flower' or 'Seven Sisters' layout. After I looked at this for a while, I decided not to sew it together. I want to make six more hexies for my piece and I will decide where to put which one after I have all thirteen finished.
I am enjoying the work on this piece - glue basting and machine sewing the hexes together is quick and gratifying. :) I look forward to making more of these. After I had spent about three hours sewing in the late afternoon, I took my dinner and sat to watch a film from Netflix (Extraction with Bruce Willis) and crochet on my Moorland afghan. This is a long term project - I don't usually make anything as large as an afghan - and I am enjoying it quite a lot. The stitch pattern is easy to remember and the colors are luscious. :)
Tomorrow is the monthly meeting of the Jinny Beyer club down in Great Falls, VA. Barbara and I plan to drive down as usual. I made a note to myself that I need more fabric glue before I can finish my hexies so will try to remember to get that at a minimum. :) I also need some more Bernina bobbins (gave most of my extras to my daughter with my 1020) but I don't know whether Jinny's shop will have them (I kind of doubt it since she does not sell machines).
Between the club meeting and the Baltimore Modern Guild's monthly meeting on Sunday afternoon, this is an all-quilting-all-the-time kind of weekend. :) My favorite!