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Friday, November 26, 2021

November OMG Complete

My goal was to finish appliqueing the six small hankies.  I finished that task today.

I’m playing with the final layout.  I had originally envisioned a lot of solid pink in the background but now I’m not so sure.  I think the appliqué  elements have enough background already and adding more won’t improve it.  I’ll do some more sketching and laying out before I decide.

I was shooting for a 60” x 80” size but then the person I’m making it for said she would hang it on the wall.  I’ll be reworking this size to be smaller to better bit a wall.  That size may work as we have 10’ ceilings in most rooms.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Slow Stitching Sunday

I should say slow stitching weekend.  Starting Friday night I joined Chookyblue’s zoom.  I really enjoy these ladies company and it has encouraged me to work on my handwork.  My goal this month was to appliqué six hankies onto a fabric square.  

i had two sides of one hankie done when I joined the zoom.  When I left the chat I had two completed blocks.  Saturday I joined my friends to sew at church.  There I completed two more and prepped the sixth block.  The fifth is ready to appliqué and will be the fussiest of them all with an intricate lace corner.

Pardon the wrinkles.  They are thrown on the bed for a photo op.

I will join Kathy for Slow Stitching Sunday today to finish up the last two blocks.

Here are some photos of a pooped puppy.  My friends love to tease him that they are chasing him.  He runs like crazy and by the end of the day is ready for a good snooze.

Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends!

Sunday, November 07, 2021

November 2021 OMG

It seems I need a little motivation on a project and setting this goal seems to motivate me.  I am cobbling together a quilt from some treasures that my client and her bff bought and wanted to make a quilt from.  Sadly the BFF died unexpectedly and my client realized she didn’t really know where to begin.

I sketched up several ideas and decided to applique the hankies she wanted in the quilt.  The problem is that I’m not much of a handwork person.  I can do it I just haven’t done a lot.  I’ve found that I do enjoy it.

Here are the first four I’ve done that I need to add embroidery details to.

Now I have to applique six more.  They are small and will be set on point.  The starting seems to be the issue.

One is not pictured as I need to cut another background piece.  I have the threads pulled.  Now to start!