Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Searching For Time to Bind

 I haven't spent a whole lot of time sewing this year. In fact, I've only finished one quilt thus far, but last week I picked up 5 quilts from Jackie after working at the sale barn:

I'll have to look back, but I think these were all pieced in 2020, 2019, and 2018. I made 4 of  the bindings before I handed them off, but it may be a while before they are bound.

The next day (Tuesday) I cooked all day because we were branding (Wednesday) and I had a crew to feed. I set the alarm for 3 a.m. to start breakfast. I made a new recipe for dinner that will be a keeper and Arkansas Possum Pie for dessert:

It was going to be 105° so getting started and finished early was important. Thus dinner was served at 10:30 so it helps to prep as much as possible the day before. Then it was into town for a feed run, oil and filters so DH could change the the oil in our rig, and a barbershop visit.

With the 100+ temps, we've been enjoying a lot of this:

We eat a lot of watermelon around here in the summer and this yellow one will be hard to beat!

Then on Thursday we drove to Lubbock - a 2 1/2 hr trip - to go hat 

and boot maker shopping

And then we spent about 3 hours at the Pollard Ford dealership because the starter in our 6 yr-old pickup decided to retire. Sigh. We generally drive our vehicles for about 15 years or more. We take care of them and kind of expect them to last. I guess it could have been worse than $1100.00. We were grateful for fast, friendly service though and met some incredibly kind folks God put in our path before moving along.

I spent much of Friday mowing and weed eating and on Saturday morning DH drove 75 miles for the Safari Club board meeting and summer picnic and some shotgun games. I opted to stay behind. I really felt the need to be domestic. 😉 But I did manage to get the quilts trimmed:

I love hand stitching the binding to the back and I'll get them bound eventually, just don't hold your breath! 


Dorian said...

Good morning Karin, so nice to seeing you posting a bit more now :) It looks like there's some bright, fun quilts in that pile. I hope you get some time to bind them soon. Take care.

Donna said...

I absolutely hate to bind although lots of people says it’s their favorite part of making a quilt! I have since learned to machine bind and it has changed my life! I still hand bind my hand quilted tops but everything else gets machine bound. Love all those colourful cowboy boots! Back in high school during my “Urban Cowboy” craze days, I wore cowboy boots! Last summer I tried some on with my nephew (we bought him a pair for his high school graduation) but didn’t buy any for myself. They sure have some beautiful boots but my flat feet along with plantar fasciitis just won’t allow it!

Joy Van den top said...

I also put off binding! I was getting ready for the kids coming to visit and I go the quilts needing binding out of their bedroom......11 twin size and 1 king!! Ugh. This all grew during COVID! I have one on the cutting table to be trimmed today and bound! It’ll be way to hot outside to do anything out there! I have my twin size backed with minky. Do you know of anyone that would like the strips of leftovers?

Gretchen Weaver said...

You've had good reason not to accomplish a lot of sewing this year. I'm glad you found some time for yourself. We all look forward to seeing the finished quilts, happy binding!

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