We took advantage of this opportunity and joined friends at Soldiers Point,
Since the sun sets over the water here it makes for great sunsets and the photographer in me just can t miss a potential great photo. so most evenings I have been watching the sun go down through a camera lens
This photo was taken looking over the Marina, where the big boys keep their toys
Taken from sunset beach late December 2013
Taken last night
Since I ve had a bit of time on my hands, I ve been catching up on my reading and researching a new passion and I ve finally made a start on the 4th month blocks from Somerset patchwork in the Merrimack Quilt
These are the block I needed to make, four of the small ones ( bottom right) and four of the larger ones
I've been busy and have completed the four small blocks
I've really enjoyed the needle turn appliqué and these blocks were pretty quick to create
Yesterday I started the first of my large blocks. Since I only have three days left here I am pretty confident I won t finish all four before I get home, but that's ok as I have a heap of my favourite soapie recorded so will have a good excuse to sit and sew.
At this point you are probably thinking hold on we have nt seen month two and three of merrimack well that's because they are still definite WIP s month two is not even half way done and month three is close but not quite finished.
I have to confess here that I feel a lot of frustration about the small amount of time I have to dedicate to sewing and was feeling quite down in the chops that I fell so far behind with Merrimack. But I am working hard at convincing myself that it s all about the journey of making the quilt and the experiences each quilt brings rather then the increasing size of the pile of quilts I have completed. Most days it works.....lol
" I hope your hands are working on a project that you love "