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For good measure, I'm including a picture of a rabbit. This guy looks as if he hasn't had a haircut since the lockdown orders began...kind of like me. But, hey, I have an appointment for June 24th. See? Things are looking up already.
It rained most of the day yesterday, and so it was a mostly sewing day. And rest assured that I caught up on my housework too, so it was a good day all around. Before I did anything else, though, I had to fix the error I'd made on the Ties & Tails block. If you read yesterday's post, then you'll remember I had the tie section sewn upside down.
Once I saw that, it was imperative that I fix it immediately or risk a disruption of the space-time continuum. Here's how it looked after I'd fixed it. It was a fairly easy fix. I'm just glad I noticed it before I was any farther along.
Okay, so getting on with the quilt block, I finished all the piecing. This is the second block for this quilt. For both, I've run out of background fabric scraps before I ran out of background, and so a few bits have been sewn together to make them large enough. It hardly matters, except there are a few seams where there shouldn’t be. You won't tell, will you?
It was good, but the flavor of the marinade is kind of important in the second recipe. The marinade is used to pickle the cabbage and carrots, and it's also mixed into the rice. Since I didn't have any marinade made up, I used a 1:1 ratio of teriyaki sauce and rice vinegar, and added just a touch of sesame oil. It worked out, but the other marinade is better. I'd do this again, but I'd make at least a small portion of the marinade to include with the rest. It was tasty, anyway.
Okay, so it's time to choose a goal for June's
Eliza probably won't be back from her spa treatment until mid-June, and so I'll use the month to sew the embroidered quilt blocks for Friendship's Garden into a finished flimsy. I finished these blocks over a year ago, and so it's high time.
I have some pretty fabrics pulled from my stash for this purpose, but I haven't decided on how to finish it just yet. It'll require some auditioning and, no doubt, a consult with the Resident Retired Engineer.
The sunshine is back, and so I'll spend some time weeding the vegetable garden today. Mike has the sprinklers set up on a timer now. I should probably check in and figure out what time they'll be running before heading out. Having them come on while I'm working would be an unwelcome surprise.