So tonight's blocks. The first is April with the rain coming down because, as everyone knows, April showers bring May flowers.
I'm a bit concerned the rain drops might look like something else which I'd rather not say just in case there are children reading my blog. But you know what I'm thinking, right? Because chances are good you were thinking the same thing. At least they don't have squiggly tails. Sheesh! But I think the whole quilt, viewed in context, won't look too odd.
Then there's July's block. And July is rather predictable with the fireworks-filled sky.
Oh, that reminds me! Happy Canada Day! I know--I'm a couple days early. But I always seem to forget ON the day, so I'm just going to go ahead and say it now. And if you want, come on back ON Canada Day and read it again, so it's more timely.
As I've been posting my quilting photos, I've had a few comments asking about my machine, and it always seems like the people with the questions are the people who are "no-reply" so I'll answer the questions here. I have a Juki that I use for quilting and I love it. The best thing about a Juki over other domestic sewing machines is that the throat area is larger than most machines, so that means the quilter can wrestle a large quilt around easier.
Another cool thing about the Juki is that it's very industrial-like and not computerized, so there are fewer parts to go bad, and I'm told, since it's not computerized, it's less expensive to repair--I can't really say, though, because I've never had to repair anything on it. As a final selling point, it's one of the machines that can easily be hooked up to a frame system and used a little more like a long arm, but unless I get a larger house, I don't think I'll be setting up a frame system any time soon.
I got my Juki several years ago on eBay--I purchased it from a sew and vac shop that offered free shipping; I made a "best offer" and they accepted--it was a really good deal and I've never regretted it. Not like I've regretted thinking about James Taylor's Fire and Rain.
"My body's aching and
my [bed]time is at hand. And I won't make it any other way . . . ."