So happy to have some positive progress here this week to share at Kathy’s.. for Slow Stitching Sunday 🙂 And this is where you will find me today too!!!
Yep… I rolled the quilt on the frame again… now on row #7 of 15 rows total to do so ALMOST HALFWAY y’all!!!
I am sooo excited with this progress… here is a close up of the beginnings of row 7…
I am really enjoying the border and planning out the motifs for the charm blocks too… it is all quite fun for me 😀 Linking this post to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching come SEE!!! HERE <<< and praying this is gifted by Christmas!!!
I can’t stitch all the time though… I am not as handy with thimbles as I could be so my fingernails break off frequently… thus I have also been working on some machined projects while increasing my use and ability to stitch with thimbles! lol
I completed this cool table topper…
If you are interested in my thoughts on the pattern I purchased and the overall construction of it in more detail look at my post from yesterday right HERE!
Earlier this week my kids met up in Tennessee and I got these photos sent to me…
Above is James and his wife Heather with my son Mike… and below is Mike with my dd Brandi 🙂 So nice that they all keep in contact with each other!! 💗
Meanwhile I have been thinking of upcoming holidays and treated myself to an early Christmas present in the form of the new Quiltfolk magazine… focusing on middle and eastern Tennessee!!!
This is a completely ad FREE magazine that is 170 pages of vintage and historic quilts in pics.. plus a few newly constructed too… but the focus is on quilt history in each state.. this quarter it was focused in Tennessee … where I am from!! They cost $22/each or $75/year subscription and there is no postage fees and it came well wrapped for safe transport via USPS… I hope to order more interesting ones in the future as I find them quite pleasing to enjoy on my back porch as the weather cools a bit.
Also on the Countdown to Christmas in my mind has been making some placemats for our dinner table… and I found a youtube tutorial I felt inspired by… here is the photo that inspired me…
Here I am actually doing it.. see the negative fussy cutting template I made at the top of this pic below?? A first for me … just made from cardstock though 🙂 I got 4 of these 6″ x 10″ hexi images from a fat quarter!!! PERFECT 😀
Then I had the inner border on…
Then the outer border and a good pressing was had!! lol
Finally a look at my completed idea after re-auditioning bindings… not sure about the backing yet… should I go with plain fabric or make them multi seasonal with some print on the back that would also look nice with a black binding…
Well I made 2 of the 4 I need so far and now will ponder this quandary as I slow stitch this Sunday away 😀 These measure now 12″ x 17″ so that is a good size for us.. we use smaller sized lunch plates anyway 🙂
Are you making any crafts for your home for Christmas??
Finally… my honey has been making me a built in office in our bedroom… and he has painted the wall a soft gray color!!!
Now here it is once all had dried well and I could move back in to this space 😀 I LOVE IT!!!
I especially like the little shelves above… holding my overflow, a pic of my bestie and me from last summer’s visit and some decore items…
We continue to ponder a move in the springtime… please keep us in your thoughts and prayers… anyone near Graham, NC? This is in the center of the state … would love to get some pics from you if you live near this part of the world!!
Thanks for stopping by to see what I am up to… I would LOVE to hear from you as well! Please leave a comment and have a blessed day my friend! And don’t forget to follow the link I left for you to see what all hand work others are up to on this fine Sunday!!
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