Since I last posted, I turned 1 year older and can't say I'm feeling wiser. VBG. Life is good and we can't complain because we're getting older. I'm healthy, very happy and feel very lucky. So all in all, it's all good.
I've not been doing a whole lot of sewing, though. I did send off that batik quilt to the young girl with Leukemia (which I binded by machine, ahem!!) and I'm hoping it's making her life a bit happier. I haven't heard back from her yet. I got many comments on the binding by machine. I know that it can be very relaxing to sew bindings down by hand while watching tv or driving. I also know that it's a perfect solution for the charity quilt which you want to get done quickly. In any case. both methods are okay!! The quilt police aren't going to say anything.
I have been working on the black/30s left-over hsts quilt I started when I was in Sunriver at our retreat. It's my first strings quilt and I'm struggling with the alternate blocks. I've been making lots of string blocks and wonder what your opinion is of it like this. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. I tried several other ideas but failed miserably. I use a Mac so I don't have the benefit of EQ5, 6 or 7.... for some reason they never made that compatible with Apple computers. Go figure.
I had a great day yesterday going to Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill with a group where we got to pick plums, peaches and nectarines. I've never tasted more delicious fruit in my life. While there, we saw their drying tables. They set out left-over or over-ripe fruit on tables in the sun for drying. Isn't this amazing?? I had to buy some of that, too. Doesn't it look delicious?? I made a plum galette with the fresh plums that was yummy. I will post that recipe next time.
And, of course, I got to spend time with my darling grandson, Ryan, and here is a photo of our time together. He's such a sweet boy. He's expanding his vocabulary beyond "Thiiiiiiiis" and "yeaaaaaaaah" to include "Ummmmmmm" and "Yes". VBG. Atleast he hasn't learned "no" yet!!!
Hope you all are having a great week!