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Lights And Tunnels.

Posted on | January 20, 2021 | 13 Comments

After working on many projects last year with hardly any finishes, I seem to be finding that they are all now coming to an end within weeks of each other. Hence the light at the end of the tunnel. Or a mad rush.

I completed the last block for Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs.

Last night I managed to trim up all the blocks, finish the outline stitching and start sewing the rows together. I need to look through my shelves to find a suitable backing so that it can be quilted.

Next up I finished another block from my Fig’n’Berry quilt.

There are only two more to go on this one so it shouldn’t take too long to get to the end.

I am still working my way through years of photos. I had made this one of my tasks during lock down and am pleased I did as I am also seeing light at the end of the tunnel with this project. I have photos left from 3 different years to put into albums. Not bad when I have 47 years of married life in photos to work through. I have found the years with both grandchildren being born and overseas trips have been the bulkiest to deal with. But, in comparison, back before digital cameras the albums were quite thin.

Over the years I have developed a habit of taking several photos of the home in which we live. It has been fascinating to look back over them to see the changes or how much growth there has been in the garden. I know we notice that with our family when we look at photos, but thought our homes might be interesting, too. I am curious to know if anyone has other things they photograph on a regular basis to see the changes. Open to any ideas.

Cheers, Karen

13 Responses to Lights And Tunnels.

  • Marina says:

    love the latest blocks for your anni downs quilt, they are so gorgeous and your Wendi Williams blocks are amazing. Love how you have chosen those special fabrics to compliment the theme.
    your little mice look so delicate, such beautiful stitching!

  • Anita Hayes says:

    It is such an amazing feeling when suddenly many of your projects are finished. I love it. I love the little mice too. I am the same with photos of the garden over the years. I can’t think of anything other than the garden that I take photos of but if I think of something different….I will pass the idea on to you. x

  • Deb E says:

    Just found your blog – lovely! We will be married 47 years in early May. I haven’t attempted to continue our albums, and really should as the last one I did was when the kids were in their teens! Noted that you live in Melbourne – I lived in Ringwood East for a year with my host family (I was an exchange student). Love every single one of them & such a wonderful country!

  • I seem to have missed this post!!! Congratulations on all of the finishes….it is a great feeling. And I am so impressed with your photo albums. That must be a good feeling!!!

  • Those little mice are the cutest things ever! And what a good idea about taking photos of the house.

  • Joan says:

    Congratulations on working your way through all the photos. Sounds like you have a great handle on things. Maybe when your done, you can start on mine. I had big plans, but they just never materialized. LOL!! How exciting to have your projects about ready to be finished as well. You made great use of all the lock down time it seems!I love seeing all your stitching.

  • That Fig ‘n’ Berry block is just adorable. Dealing with photos is a huge undertaking, I still have lots of photos in boxes.

  • Well done on your nearly dones! Love the Fig n Berry blocks! Wow that sounds like a big job with your photos x

  • Wow, I can’t wait to see your Dancing Pigs all together!!! That is really epic! I love that your quilts are all coming to a finish this year.

  • Love your work…
    It’s NiCe seeing it grow & then transform into a finished project… xox

  • Susan Snooks says:

    As always your stitching is lovely Karen! Sorting through all those photos has been a big job, but well worth it, I bet!

  • Fiona says:

    oh my gosh, two lovely projects.. how cute are those little mice….. It is fun looking back at home photo’s .. when you see every day you don’t notice the changes so much… I’m afraid I am a terrible recorder… (except of my sewing for my blog!)

  • Jenny Benton says:

    Good on you for dealing with your photos, must admit that ours are rather a shambles. And these days with digital cameras they all end up on the computer.
    I love your little mice block, looking forward to seeing what the rest are like when you put it together.


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