Sunday, May 3, 2015

Are you ever at loose ends

I should be sewing on 'the quilt,' but other than shopping for more batiks and cutting some more of the pieces, I have not touched it in several days.  Maybe I will get started again in the next few days.

This afternoon, I thought I would just play a little bit.  In cutting the pieces for the quilt I am working on, I have all these equilateral triangles left over.  I decided to play with them.  Not to really make anything...I just wanted to sew with no real plan.  That way no worries about anything going wrong.

I pulled out a fabric to fuse them to, got the fusible on it and place the triangles on it and pressed into place.  Then I got out my bobbins and found thread that went with them, or else was close enough.  I plugged in my trusty sewing machine and began to use a few of the decorative stitches.

I don't know what I will do with this.  I do wish I had planned it better...I did not know that I would really like it as much as I do.
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Other than this, I have also had the fishing bug the past few days.  I fished for a couple hours the other night, and when we went to Linton the other day, we went on to Goose Pond...and we went fishing yesterday.  The night I went by myself, I caught several...Large-mouth bass, bluegill, and one single crappie but it was the biggest I have ever seen.

Down at Goose Pond I caught two little yellow catfish...I had rather catch nothing as to catch them.  I can barely stand to handle them to get them off the hook.  They are about as bad as creek chub.  It seems like the older I get, the more I hate to handle them.  But if you catch them, there is no getting away from it.  And yesterday, I caught a nice Small-mouth bass at Mansfield.

Since Roger does not care for fresh fish, it is strictly catch and release.

12 comments:

Sandra said...

i like all the fancy stitches, i think i like the pink crosses best but they are all pretty.. Bob loves to fish and so did my dad..

Lois Evensen said...

Your creative stitching is very pretty! :) We like fishing, too, but don't go very often. The last time was in the Arctic fishing for cod. We took out own little side trip and came home with a huge drum of fish that we shared with friends.

Joyful Quilter said...

Wow, the tension on your sewing machine is excellent. I have all those fancy stitches also - when I use them they just gather up the fabric into a hard line. Very pretty.

Gill - That British Woman said...

love the stitches used, reminds me of one of the older quilts.

Michelle said...

This all looks so sweet to me. Just like my grandmother used to make. That is the highest compliment I can pay anyone.

Ginny said...

I had no idea you were such a good fisher! Well, at least you don't have to scale and skin and bone them. You only have the fun part! How come you never post what you catch? Your quilt in the making is beautiful!

Montanagirl said...

I like your stitchery!

Deb said...

So you had raw edges butted together hence the fusing?

DeniseinVA said...

Your quilting is fantastic and I loved the stitching between them. Your photos are so sharp and clear, detailing them very well.

DeniseinVA said...

Do you ever bring any of your fish home for supper?

Small City Scenes said...

I do like all the different decorative stitches you used.
MB

EG CameraGirl said...

The fancy stitches are lovely! I used to to make crazy quilts and do the stitching by hand. The machine would do it so much faster! ;))

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