Happy Leap Day Everyone !! We have at least two local quilt shops with 29% off today and many more sales on the Web... This "extra" day of the year is welcome !
I made great progress this week -- stitching completed on "Yesterday Remembered" by Kim Diehl. I can't decide on
which handle stitch I like best. The pattern calls for
the cross hatch -- but I wonder if it makes the handle too prominent ? Also need to make up my mind on the flower centers - neither choice tickles my fancy... What do you think ?
Next class we will hand quilt it -- and then it will be framed. It's going to be beautiful when completed !
My Bird Pin Keep -- hasn't changed - He awaits some buttons or wing stitching, eyes, and anchoring -- I've been a little busy with a few other projects ; )
Debbie's Blog -- Debbie's work inspired me to take this class where she had put aside all the same fabric that she used on her demo piece -- isn't it lovely ? Needle Turn Applique is my favorite !
I also worked on "Flower
Baskets" by Wooden Spool Designs. Only 6 blocks of all wool applique -
using a blanket stitch or an overhand stitch -- it's easy peasy !!
Wool applique and watching the Daytona 500 go hand in hand (especially
with all those Yellow Flag race delays !!)
I managed to stitch an entire block during that race !! Here (above) is
a before and after shot of a single block... Sew much fun ! Once all
the wool is appliqued I'll add the embroidery (stems). I need a little
practice with my embroidery -- but I have two great teachers -- my
sister Janet and my friend Debbie !! Lucky Me !
Below are some snippets of some other special things I'm making this week (shhh... it's a surprise so I'll show you the finished products next week!!)
Thanks for stopping by and have a special day !!
PS - linked up to Esther's WIP Linky Party ! Check out all the great work in progress there -- not to mention that Esther has kicked off her new Free Mystery Block of the Month "Forget Me Not".