Since Hurricane Earl passed through, our late summer/early fall weather has been unseasonably disappointing. What few days that the weather has been merely passable have been spent mowing the lawn, splitting and stacking wood for the winter, and putting the gardens to bed. There has been no hiking or paddling going on.
The not so nice days? Well, let me tell you - I've been sewing. I guess you could say that I've been in a sewing frenzy this year, trying every new idea that comes into my head and every pattern I come across. I've been stitching (embroidering) and appliqueing, piecing and quilting, making quilt tops and handbags.
Yesterday, The Ranger looked at me and asked, in all seriousness, "Do you ever suffer 'Quilt Guilt'?" Now there is some serious food for thought.
My first response was, "No, I've paid my dues, and now I can do as I please, guilt-free."
Not long after, I was sitting at my machine, sewing on a quilt, looking out the sliding glass door as I worked, and I just had to jump up and take a picture of these two doves taking advantage of the birdbath.
This, my friends, is 'Quilt Guilt'.....
A half filled birdbath highlighted with green scum.
I am SO embarrassed to confess that, yes, this is mine.
(Rest assured, as soon as I looked at this photo,
my bird friends had a clean dish!)
This is why.
These are just a few of the projects that I managed to finish
inbetween jumping from one Work-In-Progress to another.
(And starting yet another!)