The month of June seems to have flown and I seem to have achieved more that expected.
Let’ see how I went with my goals…..
ONE MONTHLY GOAL
I set a rather modest goal this time, to make eleven churn dash blocks for the stitch along, but with the wish to make more.
I smashed that goal, having completed the forty one blocks required for the quilt by the eleven of the month.
Now I have a decision to make. Do I wait until October to put the quilt top together (and hopefully return from our trip in time to do that), or cut the sashing and take it all with me and use the bed in the caravan to do the layout and hopefully find time to stitch it together. Decisions, decisions. I have a week to work that out.
RAINBOW SCRAP CHALLENGE
I really did get organised this month. These were finished by the 4th.
It is purple next month. I’d better get my act together and get them made in the next few days.
ONE PROJECT A MONTH
No stitching finishes this time.
But I did make my beanie. That definitely counts.
FRIDAY NIGHT WITH FRIENDS
Yes, I did join in and got quite a bit of my churn dash stitching done.
I made a comment that I didn’t expect to get anything done on my blue quilt, but I made a liar out of myself. I now have a nice little collection of pieces cut out to make the hexy flowers and the next EPP border, That should keep me amused while we are away. It would be nice to have them all sewn, but I won’t hold my breath.
I then got my act together, and all my blue fabrics out, and now have the appliqué papers fused to the fabrics. I still need to cut them out properly and fuse them to their backgrounds. I was hoping to take the blocks with me, so that I can do the little bits of embroidery, but I will need to do the machine blanket stitch first, and I can’t really see that happening, but you never know, I may get a couple of blocks ready.
READ A BOOK
Yes, I read a very lighthearted book that I borrowed from the sitting room at Mum’s nursing home. The SingLe Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village. Just the easy read I needed for this month, as I wasn’t in the mood for anything that needed much concentration.
FRIDAY FUN DAY
Funnily enough, we had a few fun days and none fell on a Friday. We were supposed to go the craft show on the Friday, but it ended up being on the Saturday.
Firstly, we had the cracker night at Portland.
Then our steam train ride.
Then the craft show.
And finally our motorcycle ride.
Not a bad effort.
TRY A NEW RECIPE
It often seems that trying a new recipe isn’t planned, but just seems to happen. I had some chicken breasts and was undecided what to make, so had a little browse in a couple of recipe books. I ended up making a Cassoulet. Not a true version, but it was still very tasty. It reminded me of the first one I tried, in the medieval town of Carcassonne in France in 2007. It was one of the few meals that I remember from that trip, so it must have been good.
Add into this, I had my farewell lunch at work, although my last day will be 1 July. Getting the End of Financial Year out of the way will be my last task. It was lovely to have just about all the staff from work there and even to get a group photo. I can’t believe I have worked with the firm for just over 20 years.
It is now time to look forward to a new chapter of my life. Rather exciting, but I will miss this bunch of people.
Wow! What a busy month. Now wonder it seemed to fly by.