I put the sewing machine away for a while, but not before finishing a few projects. The gray fleece jacket turned out fairly well. I had gotten partway through sewing it, then put it aside to work on the baby quilt. And then it took me a while to get back to it. Somehow I had convinced myself that the remaining sewing that I had to do on it was going to be difficult. You know how long it took me to finish it? Twenty minutes. I don't know why I do that to myself. Make something seem harder than it actually is. Weird.
The fun project was the baby quilt below. Once I figured out what I wanted to do and found just the right fabrics, it came together rather nicely. The teddy bear print is a Boyd's Bear print and is just as sweet as can be. I sent it off to the mom-to-be about a month ago, hopefully long before baby arrives.
The current in progress project is, of course, mulching the gardens. This year I only had four yards delivered instead of the usual five. I started it with great gusto and then got side-tracked. As of yesterday, though, I probably have less than a yard of it to go.
Working in the gardens, weeding and mulching, has been therapeutic. I don't deal with "stupid" very well, and lately I have been encountering a lot of it, both at work and on the roads. I suppose the good Lord is trying to teach me patience or some other profound lesson, but I'm having none of it. Yanking weeks lets me work out my frustrations!
|"Only" four yards|
|Mulched - Done on the left, Almost Done on the right!|