I've left the valley for the coast, and find myself admiring the June Gloom. The sky is misty moist and hazy, the ocean is a cool grey. There is no blue, in sky or ocean, and the only green is seen in the trees in the park across the street. But the 65 degrees here, as opposed to the 90+ expected at home, makes the lack of color quite acceptable, thankyouverymuch!
The room I am in is not easy to access. I was not expecting this, and both sewing machines, the sewing table and the cutting table are still in the car. I've hauled two of my handwork projects to the room. Once I've finished one, I'll trade it out for another. None of this "bring everything and I'll work on it all" this time. No, I'm being forced to choose what to work on and what to postpone.
I am very glad that I brought along this OLD UFO. You can see it here. A few (several) years ago, I promised I'd finish it for my daughter, for their wedding quilt. In August, I believe they are coming up on their 8th wedding anniversary. Or is it the 9th? Hard to remember, it's been so many years!
Anyway, I have it with me, and I am working somewhat diligently to finish it. Do you remember old-fashioned trapunto? The kind where you use a long needle, and stuff quilted areas? Well, that's what I started all those years ago. I know why no one does this any more. It takes FOREVER.
You're wondering about the front of the trapunto'd quilt? It is in desperate need of a good scrubbing. Once I've cleaned it, blocked it, and hopefully removed all signs of bleeding - doggone 90's reds! - I'll take a nice picture and show you all. Goals are good.
My Seattle Trip
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