Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Today

was supposed to be the day I cut more orange fabric and continued on with the book reading quilt, but you can see I got distracted! I have had this panel hanging about for weeks, so today I cut the strips and sewed them on and we have another book reading quilt top.

As the weather was so good the sheets etc plus the quilt off our bed got a wash and to hang in the sun today.

Hubby decided today was the  day for the big launch of the present he got me for Christmas....my own rowing boat...so we pumped it up...

carried it down to the beach and off we went

coordination is not so good

might be getting the hang of it, actually it is very peaceful just floating about!!

hubby went out for a turn, rowed and floated about

and then broke one oar..mmmmm.....he promises to fix it tomorrow! So i had a swim and sit in the sun instead.

Back home the washing needed to be brought in, the Supervisor came to "help" 

we have some plums on the tree but the birds have had the best feed as I wasn't here to put the net over the top.

I have had these strips of fabric on my sewing desk for months, they came off another project, I thought they might be good for the little stars, so today stuck on the templates and cut some out, have more to do while watching tv tonight.
I had better go and rescue the pasta for dinner!
Happy sewing.


12 comments:

Pamela said...

That boat looks so fun! If it were mine I probably wouldn't get much stitching done, I'd be playing with it all the time!

Helen said...

Love your boat, broken oar and all.😁

Julie said...

Gorgeous Sue! Love the rowing boat ... think you will enjoy just relaxing out in it rather than rowing :-) I see your lawns are turning brown ... we have good rain today so ours might green up a bit.

Fiona said...

I love your big star quilt.... so nice when they get a wave in the fresh air.... Gosh you are brave in the sea in that little boat - I'd be terrified of being carried off. With one oar you could safely row around in circles!!

Happy piecing stars...
Hugz

Bizarre Quilter said...

Oh, love your snaps.... what special moments you were able to catch on camera today.... xoxoo

retdairyqueen said...

Nice quilts
You are always busy
I have a kayak which I don't get to use very often Good fun
You will love it

Leeanne said...

What a great way to make that fabric book up.....into a quilt! Your dog is very handsome. I have quilted a few of those giant star quilts like your they are fabulous quilts....yours looks and I bet smells nice and fresh.

Ondrea said...

Gee you must be a rough rower LOL. Great gift. Love your quilt hanging on the line and the reading quilt is looking wonderful. Good fabric selection.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your bed quilt is beautiful! The panel is great. As long as you weren't rowing in circles lol! Is hubby in the dog box with Tupai lol!

Lin said...

The little boat looks like great fun! xx

Jo said...

Great to read back a few days to see what you have been doing. Love the book quilts. Your journal idea sounds interesting..
I'll be down your way next weekend if we can catch up for coffee... Enjoy that relaxing floating about and rowing...

Raewyn said...

Your laytest book reading quilt is gorgeous - a good head start with the panel :-) Oh what fun out on the sea..the boat looks like a lot of fun - hope the oar is fixable!