He was helping me work some more on my quilt binding. I've turned two corners now and I'm about halfway around.
Also yesterday, I managed to make the two butterfly blocks for the Quiltmaker's Garden quilt. The instructions were impossibly difficult to follow, but the diagrams helped me figure it out.
Next, I'll start on the five rose blocks circled in the image below. Only three of them will be complete...two of them will be partial, to be finished when the quilt blocks are sewn together.
When I turned off the sewing room lights yesterday, I'd selected these fabrics for my roses. As I look at these, I'm thinking I might select a darker green instead of the one I've chosen here. It looks a little sick in that picture, but it's really more of a lime green with some blue flecks.
Also, I realized as I started working on this yesterday that this section actually has ten blocks. I showed you the rest in yesterday's post, but I didn't notice the cardinal block, circled in the image below. Blogging not only improves your memory, but your powers of observation as well.
I'm not sure how much time I'll have for sewing today since I need to drive into downtown Portland. It's almost an hour each way, and then my appointment will take about an hour, so that pretty much shoots three hours...or a whole afternoon. Because I hate driving in rush hour traffic, I decided to put off my trip to the grocery store until tomorrow.
Also tomorrow, I have to take Maggie to the vet. She already has all her vaccines, and she's been tested for feline leukemia and FIV, so she's really just going to get a once over by the vet. She was spayed just a week before we adopted her, and although there were no stitches, I'd still like the vet to take a look at her. Friday, I'll walk with Sue in the morning if she's feeling better than she was last week.
All of that to say that the next few days will be busy. I've been kind of a shut-in since the ice storm of last week, and so it's probably good to get out before I turn into a troll.