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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
On the Deck
In the winter I miss my deck. For more than one reason ...
See that stain going across the floor of the deck, by the boys? That means I HAD to pin this today or pin it inside. Vince is smack in the middle of staining, but he's at work right now. Besides, I think I've procrastinated the required amount of time on this one, don't you think? I love working on my crafts outside. When I had the stable, I used to crochet afghans on the front porch in the full sun. Heat doesn't bother me too much (except those hot flashes, but that's a different story).
That's a queen-sized quilt, btw. We have a VERY nice deck.
Working outside has its drawbacks. First, I have to hurry before the sun sits on my quilt for too long. Yes, those are my feet. Huge, aren't they?
Then, there's the neighbors. I finally told this spider to go mind his own business and if I wanted to pin my quilt on my deck then I could. He went to live in another land ... if you get my meaning.
Spiders are okay if theyr'e keeping their manners. I actually wrote a childrens' series based on a cat and spider sleuthing team. It's currently making the rounds of agents and publishers.
Another drawback: Somewhere under this deck are about 50+ quilting pins, a few pens and pencils, possibly a seam ripper and a myriad of other things. Still, it's sooooo worth it.
Here's the FMQ from yesterday. I finished the stripes. And no, they didn't get better. I just decided they weren't that important! This will be set aside in favor of the FMQ on the quilt. Eventually, I'll come back to this one. It's kind of a "if I don't have anything else to work on" project.
Today is THE LAST DAY you can enter the FMQ Challenge, provided you work on a piece TODAY.
Day off today and tomorrow. Hockey tonight. Go Habs!