Yesterday I wore myself out. It was a holiday in Japan but Tetsu wasn't around so I had the day to myself to do as I liked. And what did I do? I washed screens! NO! I don't particularly like washing screens but it was so dang hot that I thought it would be a good excuse to play in the water.
Of course, one thing led to the next and I started washing windows too. And then I decided that Choco might as well join me in the water play so I gave her a bath in our driveway (she did not think that was fun). And then I started moving around furniture and throwing things away. (Still under the influence of cleaning out my mom's house.)
Unfortunately no one notices when screens and windows get cleaned. Tetsu didn't notice. All that work. But I still have the theory that sparkling windows lift the spirit and so I am enjoying the clear view of the outside world.
And between washing times (I'd wash three screens and three windows and then take a rest) I did some machine quilting on the Great Australian quilt. The quilting for this is going easier than I expected. Maybe because the last machine quilting I did was on my niece's machine and it was jumpy and very light weight. My machine, for all it's flaws, seems to sew more smoothly. I did have problems with the bobbin tension, but not all the time. I'd sew along and everything would be dandy and then I'd change threads (different color for the background) and the tension would go haywire but of course I didn't notice until I was almost finished with a section. So I had to tear out and do again. It wasn't just the change of thread either because sometimes the thread would work fine and when I'd go back to the first thread the tension would go off again. I guess I need to check the back more often.
I had fun though playing around and "drawing" with the sewing machine. I'm not going to be able to do anymore today but I'm looking forward to working on this quilt!