Thursday, June 24, 2010

Of Naps and Hexagons

The past three mornings have started at 3. The boys scheduled 3 days to brand the last of the Corrientes and they wanted breakfast at 4. Tomorrow I will feel completely spoiled not having to get up at 3, but watch...I bet I'll be wide awake anyway. Sigh.

So, getting up at three means there are lots of extra hours to fill. I've been decluttering in hopes of convincing a friend to let me borrow her yard in town and have a garage sale. I don't know where all this stuff comes from, but it seems to be piling up in closets and on shelves. Surely someone will want the perfectly good tablecloths that I never use or the dishes I've had since we married.

I've also been anxious to finish up the 30's quilt I've been working on but its been a slow process. All the blocks are complete and squared and just this morning I finished up these:

217 little hexagons that are slowly, but surely, on their way to becoming flowers. I love working on these but I can't imagine piecing quilts made up entirely of these little flowers. They take an awfully long time. but Opie and Sheriff Taylor are doing a good job of keeping me company as I stitch. With the temperatures these last few weeks hovering past the century mark, I don't feel too guilty about hibernating inside in the afternoon. After all, I've already put in 9 hours by noon!

I think Ranchwife and Cottonpicker and I are planning to meet up this afternoon to discuss world events over tall glasses of tea. You would think we could get together more than a couple times of years, but we just never seem to. I wonder if they'll mind if I bring along my pillow.


little apple tally said...

Just curious - how far apart do the 3 of you live?

Shelly said...

Your hexagons are so cute! I hesitate to tell you that I'm doing a queen-size Grandmother's Flower Garden using 1/2" hexagons in my flowers, but I LOVE English paper piecing. Enjoy your gathering with your friends, and have a glass of tea for me while you're at it!

Karin said...

Little Apple Tally - your name always makes me smile! The 3 of us live about 45 minutes away from each other - depending on who's driving! I'm the slow driver of the bunch - the other two are speed demons.Grin!

Shelly -I am impressed! My hexagons are 1", but I may have to make some 1/2" ones soon because I too enjoy the process. It's just that I have so many other quilts I want to make! How many have you pieced so far? I want to see!

Cheyenne said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see the end product!

Yes, you will probably be wide awake at 3AM for a few days after you don't need to be......that's always the saddest part.

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

What a GREAT time to sit and visit over good iced tea. Wish I were closer than 45 mins away. Oh well. Maybe someday :)

Sounds like you've been busy busy! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

Paula said...

Sounds like fun - the iced tea gathering! I should really start doing something with my sewing machine!

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