My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Friday, April 23, 2010

I didn't intend to go swimming today...

...but when I went down the farm to feed my horses this morning I discovered that one of them was in the river. He must have been grazing close to the edge and the dry crumbly bank given way. His little friend was standing there whinnying and telling him to get out straight away but the bank was too high for him to jump up and out. While I was investigating places to get him out I slipped down into the river too; luckily it wasn't as cold as it looked but it did come all the way up to the top of my thighs! Finally I found a spot to get him out -  helped by a bit of coaxing with a feed bucket! He must have been there a while as he was rather cold but I filled him up with hay and he was good as gold this afternoon. My gumboots, however, are still drying out!

On the sewing front, I have finished sewing on the 9 metres of binding on the chocolate quilt and my thimble skills are much improved. I was getting quite slick at it by the end!  I quilted the top myself (did I mention that it was a King Sized quilt??!!) but as you can see by the photos, I only did straight lines with a quilting foot...not quite brave enough to do anything more fancy with the darning foot.

I have done a little bit of free motion quilting on my previous quilt but I definately need more practice!

ED comes home tonight and her birthday is tomorrow so I'm pleased to have finished it ahead of time (just).... and yaay now I can plan my next project!

1 comment:

Leeanne said...

You have done a fabulous job...walking foot and free motion. That chocolate quilt make me want chocolate!