Monday, June 12, 2017

Blocks and Jam

 After a wonderful Church service yesterday I came home and worked on some blocks.  I ended up with 6 more blocks finished.  This makes 11 blocks and I need 25.  I'm loving these little blocks they go together so fast and easy.
 I was winding a bobbin and look what happened.  I've never had one to break before.  It was an old bobbin, original to the vintage machine so it was probably just worn out. 
 Then last night I settled in to work on more of my EPP.  I enjoy working on these. 
 Here is my stack that I already have in sets of two.  They add up pretty fast.
 Now let me catch you up on the rest of my day other than the above sewing...

We had a wonderful Church service yesterday.  By the time we got out of Church it was already in the mid-90's.  I thought I was going to have a heatstroke in Church it was so hot.  They never keep it cool in there because we have so many elderly members and they freeze.  LOL!  

After Church, I worked on the Fox blocks.  I got a couple of them done and ended up with a horrible headache.  You know one of those that you just have to lay down for a bit.  So I did that and after a bit it eased off.  Then I worked on a few more blocks and made some jam!  Yep!  Peach Cobbler Jam!  It tastes just like Peach Cobbler.  I ended up with 2 batches.
 While I was doing all of this, Richard and Hunter were working on building part of the back deck.  One of the benefits of owning a sawmill is endless lumber but just not enough time to use it.  LOL!  If you've read my blog for years you know that is how we built our house.  Anyway, the back deck was never put on.  It will go the full length of the house 40ft, just like the front porch does.  Right now they are only doing 20ft of it and then will do the rest of it soon.  So they almost got it floored yesterday, just need to finish that up and treat it.  Of course, that doesn't mean there are banisters or steps yet.  LOL!  It will come...

It was just too hot to be upstairs at the longarm so I worked on my fox blocks.  I'm hoping that today I can get up there and get that hexagon quilt finished.  I've had it on the frame way too long.  Now I will really have to rush extra hard to get things done before vacation.  Speaking of vacation...I will have to fill you all in on that soon. 


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have not had a bobbin break but two times in the last several months I thought a bobbin had been wound properly only to put it in the machine and have to take it back out and see it had been really loose and thread all over and have to take it all off (I could have thrown away I guess but they are metal bobbins and I just don't )

---"Love" said...

Wish I had a jar of that peach cobbler jam! It looks delicious, and I'm sure it is! Your hexie organization fascinates me. I'm going to have to go back in your blog to see how you prep them and get them to stand and pack so neatly. ---"Love"

Moneik said...

We're building a deck on my dad's house and it's 10 foot wide by 20 foot on one side of the house and 40 foot on the other side. We've been working on it for 3 years now. The stairs and a ramp are left now, but it takes time when we have to only go out on weekends and usually only Sat. morning.

Janet O. said...

The foxes are adding up!
I have had one bobbin do that. It really surprised me!
Our church is usually too cool. People learn to dress as if it was winter--even in the summer. : )
The jam looks yummy!
That is a lot of deck! You could move the longarm out there for quilting through the hot summer! LOL