First, I want to go back to my last post and when I told you about the historic Salem Oak tree that fell over. This is a clever, well thought out obituary that a local gal wrote and submitted to the Philadelphia Inquirer. It is very well written and gives one pause for thought.
So what did we girls do last weekend......
I did finishing of several patriotic ornaments.
I also finished off this from my Basket 'o Shame of Unfinished Finishes. (Staci I will email you about the edges! I haven't forgotten)
I cut out 80 1 and 1/2 inch strips of fabric for a new quilt
And isn't it pretty when all your seams are pressed the same way? I managed to get all the strips pieced and cut into squares. I need to square them up and then I can start the piecing process.
Heather gave me a really good idea for the layout. She said to arrange all the pieces, then photograph in black and white. I will then be able to better see the color values and more blocks around to a better arrangement.
The inner border, outer border and bidding are at the bottom of the photo.
I also stitched up this project bag for a friend. It was a thank you for all the stash she has been passing to me as she is downsizing. Somehow the orientation got turned around and I disavow any knowledge that mimosa's were had on this morning of stitching.
I worked on my Hooray for the Red White and Blue and even came up with a fantastic frame weight.
Here is how far I have gotten by week's end........I am enjoying this stitch but I am ready to be done if you know what I mean. I'm getting there.
Heather and Amy each accomplished a lot but silly me didn't take photos of everything. Heather managed two dresses and one top (or maybe the other way around) and a pin cushion. Amy made two dresses, finished all the blocks for a quilt top and made an awesome weekender bag that rivals Vera Bradley.
|Heather's pin cushion|
|Complete with a strap to put over your luggage handle.|
For me to wind down this week, I pulled out a quilt top I finished several years ago. Since all the necessary 'equipment' was already set up in the dining room, I quilted this up and am left to hand stitch the binding.
Can you tell I am just in love with the colors and how this turned out? No way near flawless but I am thrilled to have it done.
Had this framed at Michael's and love how the frame compliments the stitching. Even more so in person.
And had this framed at new framer's this week. It is ABCD from La-D-Da.
Well, that's all I've got folks. Time for me to lounge by the pool and swing in my egg chair and maybe take a little nippy nap between stitches. Thanks for stopping by and keep on stitching!