It's a rainy morning here....which means a change of plans, I guess.
We had hoped to continue working on our back deck. Looks like I can maybe do a bit of sewing or reading instead.
I wasn't sure I had any slow-stitching to start my day today, but then remembered I still have a bit of work to do on this month's block for Save the Bees.
Here are both blocks, so far...
When I sit and stitch on the weekends I've come to enjoy listening to podcasts. One of my favourites is Hidden Brain. Today's episode was entitled, "Why now?", which delves into the question on why women today are starting to be taken more seriously in their sexual assault allegations than they were as short a time ago as the 90's.
It was a good episode and seemed to answer some questions.
I'm going to double-up on my post today and include my One Monthly Goal for October, as it involves some slow-stitching.
I have a UFO that some of you may remember. It's a quilt called Auntie Green's Garden...
Every once in a while I notice the unfinished quilt-top peeking at me from under a pile of "stuff"...and I think to myself that I really should get back to working on it. Then I promptly forget all about it again!
Yesterday I noticed it again. This time my thought was to just face it, that I would never continue to work on this quilt, and maybe I should just quilt it as it is now and call it done.
So I pulled it out and hung it on the design wall....
.....and didn't it give me a hitch to my breath, literally!...I still think this is a beautiful quilt and I just have to finish it!
By my calculations it's been over three years since I've put a stitch into this quilt. Even the appliqued circles make me cringe a bit, as I've improved my technique since then....but I'll let those circles go, it's a journey, after-all.
My goal this month will be to complete some of the next border, which had actually been started back in the day...
I don't know if it's do-able, but my goal will be to finish half of this border. Hmm, now that it's raining this morning it would be a good opportunity to do the prep-work.
This quilt will now take be my main project in the next few months. I'll put aside a couple of others until then.
I am linking up today with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching. I am also linking with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal - October...wish me luck, I'll need it!!