Maybe I am beating myself up too much. After all, I am working two quilts simultaneously, so I shouldn't be too worried. On the other hand, I look at how fast other quilts turn over their quilting, and I am definitely falling into the slow quilting department.
The Postcard From Sweden has rows numbered alphabetically (is that such a thing?) up to row O. That is 15 rows deep. I am currently pieced up to row I and have rows K and L ready to sew on to the main body. Three more still to go. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. A finish for this Friday for a Finish Or Not Friday link up? We will see. That was the plan for last week.
Of course real life gets in the way. There are things to do, people to see, places to go. Gardens to get ready. We are usually away over Easter. Ooops, don't want to say that, burglars might be stalking me. We were at home as always over Easter. The thing about being at home over Easter, is I spend time looking out the window at the garden, making plans and noticing things that need done. I like the garden to be tidied between St Patrick's Day, 17 March and Easter whenever that falls. My friend's mother used to say, the "good room" had to be kept tidy in case the Queen might come to visit. I thought she was slightly delusional. When would the Queen come to visit. The use of irony was lost rather on a 10 year old. Well, I like the garden to be tidy over Easter in case the Queen comes to visit! She didn't, but it was all ready for her. We even got a new garden seat, but it was rather cold on first try out as you can see!
I made an Easter wreath for the door. All our trips to USA over recent Easters, we had noticed how beautiful the Easter door wreaths were. This wouldn't be very common at home. I am starting a new tradition. I recycled the oasis door wreath from Christmas. The greenery came from the garden, and the flowers from the supermarket. Mrs Frugality is alive and well.
I also baked a cake, but it has been eaten already. I thought I might try a simnel cake, a traditional Easter cake, a light fruit cake. The cake is topped with marzipan and has marzipan balls to represent the apostles. This was vetoed by my daughter who decided chocolate cake, a la Mary Berry the queen of baking's chocolate cake recipe was the way to go. In a nod to Easter baking, she arranged some mini eggs on top as our marzipan apostles.
Today the fire is lit, so in a competition between sewing and knitting, I am afraid knitting in front of the fire wins hands down. Writing From Whitehead is to be continued, but for now, linking up with Sandra's mmmquilts link up.
linking up with Sandra mmmquilts
linking up with Beth cooking up quilts and main crush Monday