I was thinking I hadn't done much this week. However, I got more done than I thought.
I admire people who can get a quilt top done in a day or so, but that will never be me. I like to sew a bit, knit a bit, read a bit. In between, there are meals to create, foster cats to take to appointments, dogs to walk. Obviously, I am more of a generalist.
Last week, I had this pile of bits of fabric.
This week, I have the wall hanging flimsy done. The blocks are pieced in a kind of free style fashion, using the blue fabric to make each block 12". The centre block is the Trans-Canada Block Party block, from Textile Traditions in Almonte, ON.
Since the request was for a New Brunswick quilt, I think I have succeeded. The dear one who asked for this has given whole-hearted approval to my efforts. I plan to piece a couple more of those bits into a backing, maybe add some other bits from my stash. Next up, trying to decide how to quilt it.
I was knitting last night, while cuddling the current foster cat, and we were watching Amazing Race Canada. I love that show, seeing parts of Canada I would not otherwise see, wondering who would be crazy enough to compete. I was thrilled last night, when the final challenge was to solve a math problem. The majority of the contestants immediately did the "I'm not good at math" thing. I have a hard time understanding why people think this isn't a life skill they need. A team of two young women stepped up to their white board, grabbed the calculator, and promptly solved the problem going from 5th place to first. They won that leg of the race and a trip to some exotic locale. I cheered! GEEK GIRLS RULE!