I have thought of each of you that visit my blog this week. I know many read that don’t leave comments too… sew I try to think of about all of you that may need a break from the clamor of the tv and reading a blog post can transport you away from this world wide pandemic..
Come on let’s see what photos I took for you this week!
Last Sunday was all hand work… cutting and marking the wrong side of fabric hand work though! lol
But at the end of that day the Shelbyville/Lancaster Quilt was complete….
I have ALL those pieces cut and am ready to sew together some flying geese even! YAY 😀
I have a circle formed around my 301 ~ Julius ~ so I sat down here Monday morning and started some piecing of flying geese!
And by circle… LOOK!
The above photo was actually made when I was cutting but it is still similar to this set up… chair in the center and a table Jannessa left over here on the right side of the top of the photo… some placemats are there on the design wall waiting to be quilted… some day! lol and I have 10″ squares of fabric everywhere else but I have 2 ironing surfaces.. 1 of which I have a smaller pink cutting mat on. This is an environment I thrive in…
How about you??
Do you create in a clean or messy area ??
Above I am making bias binding with a bias tool I ordered moons ago from MSQC… Jenny has a wonderful video making bias binding sew easy!
Once I got the bias binding made and folding in half and ironed I sat down at my non-messy 319w ~ Cleopatra ~ and strapped on a walking foot for a nice finish and sewed the binding on a rounded corner quilt for a grand baby on the way for Jannessa. She is binding one for her other grandchild coming… I am binding this one… we are splitting the chores 😀
Here I am being silly with hair way too long to show! lol
Once I got it all one time to clip it down. I rotate 8 wonder clips myself… Jannessa likes to pin her whole quilt at one time… how do you bind a quilt ???
Here I am at the second corner ….
I am linking this hand stitching finish to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching HERE <<<
Here is a Coraline doll my bff Jannessa made from scratch for her granddaughter who is 10 now I think…
She is posed with a sweet little pin cushion Jannessa fashioned for ME!!! Next time we see each other I should get it 😀
Now here is a completed block below left and my template… made to trace outside the square and inside the diamond for 2 stitching lines in 28 wt aurifil thread on top and bobbin….
What do you think? Others say those 2 lines of stitching will be enough to hold it together for washings, etc…
If you like this kind of hand embroidery… check out THIS website… right now for a limited time this pattern is free and many are unique… support small businesses when you can ya know!!!
Here is Molly posing for me as she watches for her daddy out the window in his shop.
And here she is asking to go out and “check” on him ! lol
He put up the hummingbird feeder as we learn what time of year to start feeding for them here…
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Just please… wherever you live… keep on keeping on to whatever your government and area is mentioning to do! For me it is staying home as much as possible…. so we are! I would LOVE to make new close friends during this time though so please feel free to reach out to me if you need someone new to chat with 😀
Take care… thanks for visiting… and may God bless YOU!