I just got my sewing machine back (from the manufacturer this time) and before I even pieced ONE QUILT it seized up on me AGAIN.
I am disgusted! It isn’t even 2 years old yet, and this will be the third time I have had to take it into the shop in 3 months.
So in the middle of sewing up my Red and Aqua Disappearing Nine Patch Swap blocks that Jane ran last fall, I had to pull out my old machine to finish.
Then I immediately opened a bottle of wine because I have PMS and didn’t want to start thinking about how long my machine will be gone THIS time.
Here’s how it turned out:
I’ve never done a disappearing nine patch before so if this looks super random there’s a good reason. Every time I tried to lay out the blocks it just didn’t look right so I kept putting off sewing them together. Finally I threw caution to the wind, I just sat down and started randomly sewing blocks together without a care in the world how they landed.
Sometimes you just have to say “who cares,” or things never get done. GIGGLE!!
I think it will make a good picnic quilt!
On Friday my Mom and I drove around and did some flower shopping. She brought me some of my old pots that she had stored for me. I used to be a big gardener when we owned our home. I haven’t planted anything in a few years. This year I decided I needed to play in the dirt a little, so I will plant some pots and dig a small bed for a few perennials.
The pots always look better after they have had some time to grow but here they are in their infancy:
I bought some bright new lawn chairs too!
I forgot how fun it is to decorate the outside!
I couldn’t resist taking this photo. I think fairies must live in our yard, don’t you?