It was another busy week. This week I had board meeting. The sensor light came on for my tires and I went and had them filled. The next day the light came on again as I was driving. I sent to a tire place and they told me that 4 of my sensors were out and needed replaced at the tune of $100 each. I asked SIL Jeff what I should do and he suggested the tire place across from his used car lot. I found out that actually 2 of my sensors are out, and I have a bubble in one of my less than 2-year-old tires. So I head back over on Monday to get the problem fixed.
Friday afternoon-evening I worked helping setting up for our annual Begonia Show. I pretty much worked until I dropped. I also came home with 6 new begonias.
These are the the tables we set up.
I didn't think to take pictures of the show plants, but I will when I work on Sunday. I didn't put anything in the show this year because of my problem with mealybugs and the ones that were outside that had heat damage. I did hear from one of the clerks that helped the judges that 2 of the plants in the show had to be taken out because they were infested with mealy bugs, and they probably would have one first places.
This week I worked on a mat for my sewing machine with pockets. I watched a You Tube video with Jenny with Missouri Star for the directions.
This week I have picked up my Ella Maria Deacon blocks again. This was a BOM I was working on through Sentimental Stitches several years ago. After my husband passed away two years ago, I stopped working on it. I had 84/85 blocks done. This is my last block I need to do. It is a paper-pieced block, and I am lousy at paper-piecing. If there was a simple way I could applique it, I would.
I'm going to a quilt retreat soon, and my co-chair of Community Service loves to do paper piecing and is going to help me through this. I tried again this week 4--5 times, and have set it aside for now.
I also discovered, in putting my blocks together that this one I had already finished was wonky and would not lay flat. So I started over 3 times. Gay from Sentimental Stitches suggested hand-piecing the center, and then adding the sides and corners. I tried machine piecing the whole thing, and that didn't work. I tried taking blocks apart and trying to do it better.
I will be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching. Head on over and check out what everyone has been up to.
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