I honestly cannot believe that I am half way through the summer holidays; where has the time gone? At the beginning, almost six weeks sounds tantalisingly long. Then you realise it's actually 5 weeks and 2 days. Then you spend a week getting ready for your holiday. Then you have a week away. Then you spend a week getting back in the old routines and the next thing you know, someone says 'let's meet for lunch' and you realise you don't have many free days left. I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but , six weeks? Really? Not quite long enough.
So have I spent my time productively? Well, I think I have. My project for the holidays was to finish my quilt and I am very nearly there. I had a moment of madness while stitching top and batting to backing and decided to have a go at free machine quilting. It seemed a good idea at the time. It has been met with varying degrees of success. You know that moment when you think 'I'm not sure this was such a good idea'? There were a few of those. Interspersed with 'This is not so bad after all', swiftly followed by 'I wish I hadn't started this, I think I'm ruining it'. Fortunately I decided to only do one narrow 'feature' strip at each end rather than a whole quilt!
I do quite like it but am certainly not brave enough to go over the whole quilt with it. So I'm now at the stage where I am hand sewing the binding. Two sides done and two to go.
Life is going to be changing again over here in Deb's World at the end of the month. Our son's two year stint in Edinburgh is almost over and it is time for the wanderer to return. It's going to seem very strange to have him home again. I wonder where we will store all the 'stuff' he's accumulated? Actually, I think that tidying up and going through the garage to make space was on my original 'to do' list for the holidays. Hmmm, decisions, decisions. Keep sewing or brave the spiders and the cobwebs of the garage to make space...