Well, when last I wrote, I was busy working away layering some quilts. I started quilting and then my Bernina was having some issues, so he needed to go to the shop. It only took one week until he was back! Meanwhile, I was using my new Jem for some piecing. Remember how I was working on the 400 plus four-patch-in-a-square blocks? I got them done! Whew!
It seems like I have so many quilting things I want to do and not enought time to work on them. On the other hand, I feel like I have more than a little "attention" problems. I "play" in the sewing room for a while, and then drift out and do something else. It is driving me nuts. I think I'm blaming the internet--I go to check facebook and my blog list, oh, and email, in case I have one from my husband. I love getting up first thing in the morning to see if I have one from him. This morning there were two!
I've also started going to water aerobics five times a week (unless I committed elsewhere.) It feels more like playing in a pool, than excercising, but believe me, it IS a workout. I'm feeling so much more energetic.
The past two days I have been doing some hand-dyeing of fabric. I'm wanting to make a nice, rich red. The red dyes don't produce as dark of a red as I want, so I've been experimenting with all 4 of the shades of red that I have and adding both my shades of black in different amounts. The first set didn't produce what I was looking for. I used "Jet Black" for them and I think it dyes with a blue cast, turning the reds more purple. They are very nice, but not what I wanted. The current batch, which is washing as I type, were dyed with "better black" and I'm very excited to see how they turn out. I'm always very excited to see the results of hand-dyeing and have been meaning to dye more, but it is just another one of those things on my list.
I hope everyone has a Happy Easter!