Wednesday, April 28, 2021

To-Do-Tuesday: April 27, 2021

 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: 

A photo from a part of last year's garden.

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!


Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Feeling your pain on the weeds. Hubs and I have just decided to put our huge front flower gardens into rock with weed barrier because I just can't keep up with all of it. We have more out back and then I have my large veggie garden so I need to simplify at least some of it. Rock is not my pref look but there it is. Will be a major project for sure! Have you tried putting overlapping layers of newspaper or cardboard under the mulch? I have always done this in my veggie garden because it's just great compost, and a life-saver. In the flower gardens it's a little trickier but I did it a couple years ago and found getting newspaper on even half of the spaces really cut back my weeding work. Generally, I enjoy it but my back does not, and when it gets hot and the mosquitoes come, well nobody enjoys that! Good luck on your goals!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I'm going to begin my weeding this weekend and will try to pace myself...I tend to want it done yesterday kind of thing. I have to watch the bending which is bad for the back. Meanwhile, your blocks are so pretty and such accurate stitching. I sometimes use a bit of javex on a q tip to get out a small stain of something but you have to be so careful with it.

chrisknits said...

Ugh, I hate when bleeding happens, quilts and bodies! LOL. Thanks for linking up with To-Do!