Estate sales and quilting made for a busy weekend!
I was looking for a spinning wheel for my niece and saw a couple listed at a local estate sale. In the end I didn't get either of them. One was way too large and the other I wasn't sure was working properly.
I did get some fun little things for me...silver spoons with delft shoes on the bottom (yes, I have a thing for Delft...started with a tea set my cousin gave me when I was 5 years old!), a fun container for sewing stuff in my sewing room,
and a cute little children's handkerchief.
I have no idea how old it is but the colors are great! So all that fun for less than $10!
Then I went to my guild's "Mystery at the Masters" quilting day. Now I'm not usually a mystery person (except for Bonnie Hunter's mysteries!) but I thought it would be a fun day.
It was a full workshop with over 40 quilters in the room! We used a mystery pattern from Debbie Caffrey called O sole Mio. I got as far as step 9...pretty good.
Except by 3:00 in the afternoon I was fried! I ended up spending Sunday frog-stitching (ripping out stitches) from the blocks in step 9 and am resewing today. My left arm had gone numb and the seams from step 9 had gone all cattywampus leaving me with wobbly edges and about 1/4 inch difference! Not acceptable!
As I press the redone blocks I also realized why I don't do 3 fabric quilts...I get fabric-bored. Since it was a mystery and didn't have scrappy suggestions I went with the pattern. I'm sure it will be a pretty quilt but I don't enjoy the process as much.
On the Watson front...still no fence! We had heavy, heavy rain this morning so I doubt they will be working on it today. He is doing a better job of accepting it though...lots of walks and treats seem to be helping!