Happy February Y’all… and Today is Groundhog Day in the USA… a time when we listen to the wildlife for weather predicting.. lol!
Phil the groundhog did NOT see his shadow…
Which predicts we will experience an early spring…
Do you think this is true???
I just love the Groundhog Day movie with Bill Murray – reliving the day over and over until he get’s it right! lol
As for us in North Carolina… it is a mild winter but we are hoping February brings some sustained chilly weather… we haven’t have SUSTAINED weather that is cold yet this season!!!
This has been a different kind of week for me… hibernating is what I have been doing mainly… and binding a new table runner for our kitchen. We use it as a double placemat on our bar where we eat dinner each evening…
This table runner is about 18 wide by 60 plus inches long and I worked on binding…
And worked on binding…
And finally came to the end…
This photo above and below shows the INCREDIBLE free motion quilting my BFF Jannessa did on this table runner. I am soooo pleased… but hand sewing the binding just seemed to drag for some reason and then one morning I woke and finished it … and labelled it!!! YIPPEE 😀
Then I double washed and rinsed it and dried it nice and wrinkly and laid on our bar and gave us fresh napkins as well! The Beads Table Runner is now in use!
Here is a view of the table runner from the side… I am trying here to catch the amazing texture Jannessa’s little meandering stitches and flowers makes on this table runner…. also notice my Spiral Log Cabin wall hanging it coordinates with and the kitchen curtains as well!!!
Here is one last shot to show all the texture happening here… and it will only get better with time! I love it … and so does my honey!!! He is amazed and said my design mixed with Jannessa’s quilting and my choice on binding seems to make the whole thing just come to life!!!!
I am linking this long bit of hand sewing the binding down to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching HERE… it was a LOOONG week of slow binding and it deserves to be shown off!!!
I got this new pair of SWAN scissors this week in a parcel that came with some attachments for us to sell… YAY!!!
The Silver pair with the scissor fob dangling is for my 301 but the thimble and these brassy colored scissors will be my desk sewing pair now! I love having these little scissors at each sewing station I have… now with this new addition I have all I need…. except they need a little dangle too! lol
I have not spent much time here this week on the Appalachian Delight Quilt… But today that story will change… I am halfway across the quilt and I am linking this focal point of slow stitching progress to my friends in the HQAL group…
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
Kathy, Margaret, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Bella, Daisy and Connie
I will most likely be sitting here as the football game to end the season plays tonite in the USA in Miami..
Who are you rooting for … or will you even watch???
We like watching at interesting match up in sports but we aren’t big sports fanatics… I am going to make Chicken Pot Pie for dinner and enjoy some chip and dip too… but otherwise… I may have to find out which team won in the morning! lol
This cool little sewing machine has 8 spokes and is estimated to be made in 1914… the workmanship on this machine is AMAZING! It sold in under 2 hours on facebook this week 🙂
Looking for a toddler girl pattern for these fabrics…. Ideas anyone??? Email me a photo of a good larger print quilt idea HERE (if you choose to send me a photo there it will open a link in a new window for you 🙂 )
And before you go… remember…
So give them freely this week!!!!