How are you all hanging in there? We have gotten used to our new routines pretty much, but have been lucky that we have not been issued a “shelter in place” order yet, like so many other cities. So we still enjoy our walks around the neighborhood while exercising the dogs, all while staying an appropriate distance from any neighbors ofcourse, and I was even able to enjoy some nice DRY weather and muck around in my little Peter Rabbit garden a bit earlier in the week. Our little pup thought that was great fun and has proven to be quite a good digger, which I must teach him NOT to do :).
On the crafty front, I have mostly been doing handwork, seeing as my quiltroom is currently a classroom. When I’m able to, I sneak in for a bit here and there, but I don’t want to distract the kids too much.
I mentioned the Lockdown Quilters group on facebook in last week’s blog post, and this week joined in and embroidered this sweet little nurse angel. I was very disappointed to see my red variegated thread run like crazy, but was able to rinse and wash it until it looked not too noticeable. I think you know that I’m a big Sulky thread fan and I am definitely going to let the company know that their variegated thread is NOT colorfast ( but see the little red cross? Not one hint of dye weeping, so I definitely think it’s the variegated that is the issue!)
I also finished my Happy Little Hearts quilt ( when you do a “sewalong” , you actually have to work quite a bit in advance in order to iron out the details for the instructions you post!) and really, really love how it turned out! I might just have to make a larger version some day.
I also completed my quilt that used the tutorial from Sunny Day Supply Co ( also a link in last week’s blog post). I am busy hand quilting this one with a BIG stitch ( in green this time!) because I had such a good time using that method on my Happy Little Hearts quilt. Did you notice that the scraps I used in this quilt are leftovers from the heart one??
Last Saturday was National Quilt Day so dear hubby strung some line between our two big maples in the front yard and together we hung some of my quilts. I don’t know if other people enjoyed my impromptu quilt show, but it made my heart happy to see them blowing in the wind!
I haven’t yet decided what my next project will be. Lord knows that I have plenty of UFO’s, but exactly how many of them contain work I can do by hand ( or let’s face it~I want to do by hand!) I don’t know….
How about you? Are you finding time to do some stitching these days? I hope so!
Until next time, stay safe, stay healthy, and happy creating!