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.
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.