Greetings! I will not have to find a sauna to sit in – just take a 30 minute walk in 75 degrees and 99% humidity!!! The good news is that we probably have about 20 more days of the hottest month! Maybe we will settle into the mid-90’s, but that humidity will still be here.
York Lodge is coming along. The new foot for the HQ D1 is really working great! I have found that some of the errors started when I did the initial strip piecing. It is imperative that each strip set must be checked before cutting to ensure seams are an accurate 1/4”. I cut the strips in 11” strips rather than the 22” now to prevent other issues The longer the strips the easier it is to have issues with wavy seams, or accidentally moving the fabric as I am sewing. Additionally the new Creative Grid rulers are working great! Keeping the fabric stable when cutting the 45 degree angle strips. I am concerned that a few may have to be re made but I will deal with that problem when I finish the 30 blocks. I have now finished 13 blocks – back where I had hoped to be 3 weeks ago. But looking back is not worth the time so I am going forward and enjoy the process – besides – it is too hot to do anything else so I am making ‘hay’ while the sun shines.
I do believe that I am addicted to this quilt project! I have no idea how it will be quilted, but I will not hand quilt it for sure – Batiks are not conducive to that!
Nesting is down to 2 red birds and some embroidery work! I am so pleased with this quilt.
I follow Tazzie Quilts Blog and she has just finished Phoebe! What a masterpiece. This quilt is going on my Quilt Bucket List. She Is now going to finish up her Honoring Our Quiltig Heritage Quilt which is a BOM stated last year using Reproductions and Shirtings only! Lori Smith designed the quilt. I miss working with my Reproduction fabrics so either this quilt may be the next piecing project.
Tummy Update! I have now realized why I felt so bad with the tummy! One who eats 2 flour tortilla tacos, 2 pieces of ham, a peanut butter with jelly sandwich, bacon, and eating Cheetos two times in a period of a week = Not feeling so well. I did not eat all in one day – it was spread out over a week and I really paid for it as it affected my breathing this time. Now this is a normal diet for some people, but not me, and it can be so difficult at times to just live on eggs, chicken, yeast free rice bread, Lays Lightly Salted chips, and Almond Breeze milk, but if I do not want anymore days where I feel bad, I just have to become more disciplined again and quit thinking I can eat normally! It is not fun, but better than where I have been the last week. Celiac and Gastroparesis and food intolerance’s (corn, wheat, sugar, salt, dairy and preservatives) are just not fun to live with but IT COULD BE MUCH WORSE! I wish that they would not have started the GMO food supply in th early 1990’s because it has really impacted my ability to eat the foods that I love like Salads, vegetables, and other heathy foods but fiber is not my friend. I have never been a junk food eater, but now that I cannot eat them it seems that I crave them.
This morning as I am writing this post I have been enjoying watching our Deer eating. We have 2 young babies (who are growing fast) and one of them is the instigator! It loves to jump up and down and then run off and do circles around the Mothers, and then it will get the other baby to start chasing her. This morning the Doe’s were even feeling frisky! So much fun to stop and just watch them!
Have a great sewing day, I am hoping to finish more than 1 block today as they go together much faster now.