I had fun sewing this weekend! I won a block lotto of purples. They arrived on Friday, and right away I put them into a top. Here it is:
This will go to a child somewhere.. one of the donation programs I support. I still had some purple blocks left, so after church today I sat down and put these three blocks together, and I started right in on the quilting. Then, while hand stitching down the binding, I watched some interesting shows on public TV about women scientists - Einstein's first wife (I never did catch her name) and Lise Meitner. Both were cheated out of credit for their work - surprise, surprise! But I like to hear about them and the amazingly brilliant minds they had. Anyway, it feels good to get a complete table runner made in one afternoon! I plan to sell this at my church bazaar in October.
And I still have 9 purple blocks left for a future project!! I did manage to finish another orphan top. It doesn't excite me too much... not one of my best jobs. But it's done, and hopefully it'll be cozy and cuddly once it is quilted.
I guess I'll show you some of the fun we had at church today... a good service followed by a picnic and games. (By the way, we have a new minister who is just wonderful.)
Our heat wave finally broke, and the weekend has been cool, sunny, and gorgeous!! We love to have our windows open and take in the fresh air on days like this. Unfortunately we have two neighbors who like to burn their yard waste on nice days. Yesterday we got stinky smoke in our back windows and today we got stinky smoke in our front. Isn't it odd that burning is even allowed here?? This is a suburb of St. Paul, not that far from the city! The problem is that this suburb likes to pretend it's out in the country, enjoying the rural life, so they don't have a ban on things like burning of yard waste, and they even have put up very few street lights, because then we'd lose our rural feel. Crazy, if you ask me. Wake up and notice that we are city dwellers, please! Anyway, I'm going to go for a walk to enjoy the lovely weather and get away from the stinky fires. Ta-ta!