It has been a long time since I’ve done ANY sewing. It was the summer of walking and walk we did, but now it’s time to get back to business.
When my husband Jim retired in July, he had never taken more than one week of vacation at a time so we planned a trip to change take advantage of his new found leisure time. We hiked England’s Coast to Coast path. To prepare for walking 10-18 miles a day, we walked all summer long. By the time we left on September 16, we were regularly walking 10-12 miles or 3-4 hours every day. That’s a lot of time walking and it didn’t leave much time for other activities. It paid off though and we successfully hiked over 200 miles from St. Bees on the Irish Sea to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea. We had a wonderful time, met lots of really nice people and saw spectacular scenery. If you are interested in our trip, I blogged about it here (you’ll have to scroll backwards on the blog to get to the beginning since it’s chronological).
Ever since we got home, I’ve been looking forward to getting back in the sewing room. When we left, I had just “fixed” some blocks that were sewn wrong. I’m still working on the 40 yard dash (marathon) quilts and am making rectangle chain blocks. For some reason, I was thinking that the blocks just needed to be rotated to make the chain. Once I started laying the blocks I realized the blocks need to be mirror images in order to make the chain.
Does not equal this:
Fortunately, it was an easy fix and I was able to arrange the blocks and get the top sewn together. I’m hoping to find enough time to audition borders tomorrow.
It’s really nice to travel, but the hum of the sewing machine is music to my soul!
I loved reading about your long walk you and your husband did together. That is amazing. I love the quilt your working in, the colors are wonderful. Hugs,
Mary Pat says
Sounds like you had a great time in England. Quilting is a bit easier than where you have been.