After months of glorious weather (with a couple of hiccups here and there), we've suddenly run into grey.
|Brilliant trees dulled by grey skies|
I've had just three or so lines from a Pink Floyd song on my brain for days. "Goodbye, blue sky, goodbye, blue sky, goodbye...goodbye...." It is getting a little tiresome, but not as much as the grey that will be getting on my nerves soon enough.
We spent yesterday getting more lighting for our place cos just one day of gray and UGH! I had forgotten how dull it gets. At least it isn't cold yet. The terrarium now has lights only about a year after we first bought the glass cabinet with the idea of turning it into a terrarium (though really it is an African Violet house), we have monstrously large bright lights in the bedroom that will feel like the sun has just risen.... Nathan even has plans to computer control them through dimmers.
|A rather large AV flower, not its true colour.|
I have two more quilts almost done and have not got the others that are done (and in use!) photographed yet. That is ok cos the two that only want the binding sewn down are large - on is almost a king size quilt - and it is going to take some time to sew the binding down. I could use the sewing machine but I am neither a good nor patient machine sewist (do you like this new word - sewist? Sounds a bit better than sewer) and my hand sewing is quite neat and tidy. Anyway, it gives me plenty of time to get the others photographed.
I made a discovery yesterday. I found out why my strip sets (quilts! Strips of fabric, not other sorts of stripping!) always curve. It's because I break The Laws of Quilting
Lesson learned - sew two strips of fabric together then the next pair, then the next, etc. Then sew the doublets together from the other end. Stops your fabric curving like it did in the pic above...
|Slightly fuzzy but handheld on a phone at night = pretty good|
|Love Mt Rainier.|
Did I ever blog our amazing amazingness that I am so proud of? I'll have to go check!