I did accomplish my number one priority yesterday---the quilting on the third charity quilt. Now to sew the binding down, and that chapter is complete. Since I care for my little grand child most days, I have been trying to sew a bit in the evenings if I am not totally exhausted.
Last evening, I had the door to the studio open around 7:30, since the evening was so mild and lovely. The biggest moth, no, the biggest insect, I have ever seen flew into the studio. It proceded to flap its eagle sized wings and plow headlong into the ceiling, the walls, the light fixtures. Seriously, I was so alarmed that this out of control beast was going to fly into ME! I have a sister who has a moth phobia, and I was beginning to understand her fear. Finally it settled down, right on top of one of my favorite quilts, the Red and White Snowball. I decided whacking it with a broom was preferable to spraying it with insect spray. I know, poor thing. Really? I don't think so. I flailed around with the broom a bit, but it was obviously going require more than a broom to take this creature out. Luckily for both of us, the rather anti-climatic end to this tale is that it flew out the door into the night.
That little exercise took up rather a lot of time, believe it or not. The only other thing I was able to accompish was to start cutting out the lattice fabric for my Hill Country Baskets quilt. It turns out I will have plenty of fabric, whew. I need 185 of these 2 x 6 1/2 inch strips, and they all have to be fussy cut. Hopefully tomorrow I can make some progress on that front.
I cut 14 6 1/2 inch strips the width of my striped fabric, and now need to fussy cut them into two inch wide pieces. Tedious, but easy.Have a great weekend, everyone! Happy sewing.