I can't believe I forgot to do "I Like Thursdays" last week but somehow it just slipped my mind. Anyway, I'm back and here to report on sewing progress.
Last week's goals:
The first was weeding. I have a huge garden and I didn't weed last autumn when my husband was ill. I finally finished the first sweep of weeding on Saturday. I had filled 14 garbage cans of these little awful weeds. It's still not time to mulch the garden (which always helps inhibit weeds) but at least I can pull some plants for neighbors who requested some of my plants. It's a relief!
It was cold and wet on Sunday and I got a lot done!
I finished Linda's window runner and attached binding to Jenny's quilt. But when I was working with my poodle quilt and about to measure out binding, I realized that I had pricked my finger and gotten blood on the backing. I used cold water to try to clean it up and my red fabric ran!
I always pre-wash my fabrics with color catchers and this surprised me. I used some Dawn to see if I could stop the bleeding but it didn't work. Fortunately one of my best friends worked as a quilt restorer and she gave me some advice which appears to be working. The process isn't done but it is looking better!
My 30 Double Dip blocks are also finished!
So for next week, I'm hoping to piece the Double Dip top together, continue working on the bleeding poodle quilt and get it bound. Work will continue in the garden as I have soaker hoses to lay down and more plants to deliver to neighbors.
Hope you are having a safe and happy week!