Monday, 1 July 2013

July is here to stay...oh hip hip hooray

Half the year has come and gone and here we are starting the second half in July. I have always associate July with winter school holidays which is great if you are at school as then you can snuggle down and not get up at ridiculously early times.

The whole of June was spent doing sashing on my Dear Jane and I am currently so bored with fiddling and checking block sizes I could just pout and sulk. Seeing as I only do one quilt at a time I do realize that sulking with my quilt will just make it take longer to finish.
I think that most people doing this quilt go through periods where finishing it becomes a challenge. Some of the blocks are also really annoying to get right. I think the whole point is that we are trying to perfect a quilt that was done originally in an imperfect way. Possibly that is part of the charm. I am sure that Jane is looking down on us and having a mighty chuckle.

I have found with the lack of enthusiasm, I have found quite a few tasks to distract me. My sewing room will probably get even more attention. I have also found a few options for the backing which I have been using way too much time thinking about.

I have another 3 month contract signed. This is really annoying as in 3 months time I will need to justify my worth to the company again. I have now worked for them for 7 years. Oh well, I am please about being employed and if this is what is needed then I will just have to do what is required. I think this is what this time in history is all about. The fact that we do not have job security is something that most people can relate to. Where the staff of a company used to be their most worthwhile asset, I feel that now, employees are just an annoying expense. I feel for the people who have worked for decades and are now finding it difficult to get a job.

The weather is pretty chilly, but, the sun is starting to rise earlier. I don't know if it is just my imagination, but, it feels the once we are on our way to summer the rising of the sun just seems to be in a hurry to get back to its 3:30 rise and shine time. Our neighbour has silly chickens and these keep us informed as to what time dawn has occurred.

Happy Birthday on the 4th America. I hope you get to see some awesome fireworks. I hope the temperatures also behave themselves a bit better than I have heard on the news.

Have a good one.


  1. Sulk, indeed! I've been dragging out my DJQ I have no idea when I started! Last year I finally did all the sashing...started 2 corners which meant I now have to decide if I'm making all the triangles or not...and put it down. For over a year, it's been waiting. I really want to talk with Jane find out what was on her mind as she made her quilt. Was it a distraction from the horrible war or something else?

  2. I was impressed when you did your sashing as it went so well. I must revisit your site to see your corners. I enjoyed doing the triangles. I think that we probably get in touch with some of Jane's angst.


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