I am taking my cue from the squirrels, as the weather gets colder, days get shorter and the leaves soon to turn colour and fall off the trees, it's time to prepare for winter. As they busy themselves building up fat reserves and creating a cosy place to sleep, I too have been busy squirreling away for winter.
As I busied myself basting October Moon for hand quilting I started thinking about all the quilt tops still hanging in my sewing room waiting to be quilted, ten to be exact. Winter is just around the corner, surely I can find some time for hand quilting. But, so much prep work needs to be done first, preparing backing and binding for all the quilts and marking a few before basting. I can just see it now; winter will be over before I even get started.
Veranda Views Amish Stripe Friendship Star Tiny Thimbles Elegant Nine-Patch Red Delicious
Well guess what, I got started!
Just look how many I now have basted and ready for hand quilting this winter. Even the binding is made and ready to go. I will continue, but with less urgency until all ten quilts are basted. But first, I will bind October Moon.
|My Hand Quilting Basket|
So, as the squirrels sleep away the winter in their cosy place, you will find me in my cosy place, quilting away the winter.
Until next time.....happy quilting!
“The dog that buried the bone which even a canine appetite could not manage, the squirrel that gathered nuts for a later feast, the bees that filled the comb with honey, the ants that laid up stores for a rainy day - these were among the first creators of civilization. It was they....who taught our ancestors the art of providing for tomorrow out of the surplus of today, or of preparing for winter in summer's time of plenty." ~ Will Durant 'Our Oriental Heritage' (1935)