Summer 2021 Update

I really have tried, but it is so hard to leave the projects to work on this blog. Lately I’ve been having fun with photography, my lens ball, and my telescopes. I have a Celestron Explorer 130 Reflector which is wonderful for the night sky, but too big for travel, hence the second smaller one. This little guy is pretty good for the night sky and very compact and light, so great for taking on trips. It’s a refractor type, and because the view is upside-right and lower magnification, it is great for watching my back yard birds… my Life List is growing by the day. How is this relevant to sewing? Well, it does relate, but you will have to wait for the fall to see a glimpse of a planned project involving these feathered friends. I have already collected all the supplies and can’t wait to get started.

Here are a few shots to help explain that the large one allows me to see space objects and the small one is great for terrestrial things.

Ok, that out of the way, here is what I am working on: a Garden Quilt for my hubby. He bought me the 2nd Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage for Christmas this year… adorable quilt blocks and the book is a dream to use and follow directions for 6″ and 12″ blocks. I am at the quilt sandwich stage of pinning on the floor, which is why I am sitting at my computer with a coffee, chatting to you instead. LOL

I’ve put together a little slide show of most of my sewing projects for the 1st half of 2021. A couple of Mark’s quilt blocks are in there along with other creations, if you’d like to see. If you’d like me to make you somenthing, give me a shout.

Sewing projects January to July 2021 https://youtu.be/PA-t3t_A4pI

Here is Mark’s quilt in the prep stage. Mark’s quilt tells this story: He likes to garden when not designing houses and this year is growing yummy this to eat like tomatoes, peas, beans, zucchini and swiss chard.. He has 2 apple trees, devoured by caterpillars this year, and is constantly battling bugs and the shade of the oak trees to get his garden to grow while thinking of Buddy, sniff, (though he is now quite fond of Shadow, too.) Zoom in on the bird to get a hint for one of the types of birds that visits at our feeder. (humour me)

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