Everyone is happy around here with all the playing outside, and puddle jumping. This new air filling our lungs is just what every one of us needed!
And I’m excited that my canning rings will soon go on cans again, instead of working as superhero-armor. Well, I do like superhero-armor too.
Knut gave the boys a spring sheering, and Solveig was fascinated and wanted to watch. She begged me not to use the clippers on her hair. I promised her she could, of course, keep her pigtails.
Before my big kitchen project that we are starting tomorrow, I felt like pulling out some work on quilt blocks from a few years ago. I’ve had this itch to sew that hasn’t gone away, and this was a simple way to scratch that itch that has been festering. I started this “hidden spools” quilt about 2 years ago during a quilting retreat, and haven’t touched it since. I actually started 2 quilts that weekend, one with 2 inch strips, and an irish chain quilt that works with the scraps 2 inch squares from the Hidden Spools quilt’s cast offs.
Anyway, I’ve always wanted to make a really scrappy quilt, and I’m loving how this one is turning out. I’ve calculated I need 90 of these blocks. I had 17 done, and I got 4 more done the other night. Now I’ll put it away for another time, when I’m itching to sew some more. My next project is painting the kitchen cabinets, and then planting this year’s garden.
Silje was watching me make the blocks, and asked to go through my sewing books while we hung out. She found this pattern in the book “Growing Up Sew Liberated” and wanted one so bad. Though, she wanted to make it. She’s been bitten by the sewing bug too, but her machine, “Lady Katherine of Kenmore” from the garage sale has been tough to use. My “Sassy Pfaffy” is much easier, and I could see Silje’s eyes get big to see her work, and it didn’t take her long to ask if she could use my machine sometime.
I had her go through my stash and pick out some fabrics for her messenger bag. She’s sewn a few projects now, but nothing from a pattern. She’s just played around with some of my fabric and made a few throw pillows for her bed. I think it’s about time the two of us work on a project from start to finish, so that she could see how to read a pattern, and finish an item.
I think we’ll just have to fit that in sometime this season. After the kitchen project, and maybe on a rainy day when we can’t be in the garden. Because you know, you can always find a little time for sewing.