Opening Day

Cue the music to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” That’s right, today is the official opening day of Major League Baseball. Several games are being televised all day long and into the evening. At some point the Dear Husband and I will settle in front of the TV for at least one game. That will be a great time for me to continue binding September Song, my current Work-in-Progress:

Progress has been slow, as I have been very busy these last weeks with volunteer committee work and running a household. It seems every day has a task or an obligation that keeps me from my sewing room. But binding? I can work on that in just about any room in the house, and even a few minutes with needle and thread produces a measurable result. I’m really loving the way the brick red vine print I’m using for the binding is framing the quilt. It stands out nicely against the buttery yellow background fabric, don’t you think?

Unlike some quiltmakers, I enjoy hand binding my quilts. It’s a slow contemplative process, allowing me to enjoy each moment and let my mind wander. What will I do with my latest fabric acquisitions? Do I want to try a new recipe for dinner tonight? Will it ever warm up enough to work in the garden? What songs should I add to my playlists? What’s the next project on my spring cleaning list? You get the idea.

I usually listen to music when I’m sewing but I have an app on my iPad that allows me to listen to any live minor league or major league game. Chances are the next few times I am ensconced in my sewing room, I’ll either be listening to songs from the Great American Songbook or a baseball game. Go Mariners!




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5 Responses to Opening Day

  1. Vickie Rooks says:

    So many tasks to pull your attention—glad you have binding to bring focus to your day. Enjoy the baseball season.

  2. Sandy says:

    I love the binding you chose for your beautiful quilt.

    I miss seeing you

  3. Charlie says:

    The stars are wonderful

  4. Naimi says:

    The binding is really a lovely color and I agree that it sets off the buttery yellow so beautifully. I also thoroughly enjoy hand sewing the binding and your discussion of your thoughts was like reading a poem.
    What a great app to be able to listen to any ballgame. Hope springs eternal with the start of the baseball season and the advent of nice weather (hopefully).
    Thanks for sharing your quilts.

  5. Diane says:

    Cleaning, cooking, sewing, baseball and gardening all sound like fun! Well, maybe not the gardening so much . . . 😉

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