October 15, 2021


Despite all my very good resolve, the quilt is coming along beyond slowly.  The major design elements are finished, and all that remains to be done are leaves.  Endless leaves.  George reminds me that only have to work on it half an hour.  Once I am sitting down, that half an hour usually expands to an hour plus.

One of the tricks of working with gold thread seems to be to sew slowly.  It breaks anyway.  Needles break more often.  I’ve gone through all the “Universal” needles and am now using “jeans.”  The problem is the pulling I do to get the freehand sewing through the small opening in the machine.  

No, it’s not going to go any faster.

  • Himself:  Baking bread, dishes, games in space, and go to CVS and Trader Joes.
  • Myself:   Leaves and riding along.
  • Reading:  Zena Henderson.  I finished the new novel by the duo.  Pretty good stuff.
  • Watching:  Tonight: National G.
  • Photo:  Mine.
  • Weather:  Going from the low 60’s to the 80’s here in Ocean Beach.
  • Gratitude’s:  That my sewing machine is still sewing.


  1. It may be a pain but the gold threat is pretty. The 1/2 hour sounds like a good idea but I can see how it would turn into an hour.

  2. Oops, how about thread instead of threat.

  3. Oh my gosh! That is so much work. You are amazing, Mage. That quilt is beautiful and elegant.

  4. it's going to be wonderful when you finish. it's wonderful now. you are doing those leaves freehand so to speak? making it up as you go along? impressive.

    1. Yes, freehand. That's a king sized quilt too.

  5. A beauty in the making. You've got the creative touch!




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