Summer has officially started here in Galway...at least as far as we have summer. The days are long and it's less rainy. That's summer. I have been spending lots of time camping, reading on the front porch, walking Molly on the beach and starting my very own garden. Happy happy happy. Very little time with my sewing machine, though.
I did start a new cross stitch project. It travels with me so easily, so it is nearly irresistible. This hoop began as a gift for someone special who has a big day in their near future. I will give you sneak peeks between now and the "unveiling" to keep it hush hush.
This is my first time using blue aida. It's quite difficult to see the holes while indoors, so I am a slow, sloppy stitcher in front of the TV. The blue background is super outside as the sun shines through from the back. Live and learn.
I also did a little test goose block the other day. This paper pieced block by Jeli Quilts is such a treat to make so I look forward to diving in and making block after block after block for my medallion quilt. I think I now know to what size I need to precut my scraps to minimize waste. It's a good place to start anyway.
That's the news. Nothing earth shattering, mostly just puttering around and enjoying a bit of quiet time.