If you’re looking for a beautiful quilt, here’s a sampler quilt with closeups of some of the blocks. It’s a very traditional sampler quilt – sort of a modern ‘Dear Jane’ and would be wonderful in any number of color schemes or fabric styles – from brights to batiks to thirties to reproduction. Head on over to the Thread Head blog and enjoy the scenery. The quilt along is over, but the quilt itself is timeless.
And I just have to give a shout-out to WordPress. Images can now be dragged and dropped onto a new post – this is the coolest thing since sliced bread! We all love to use photos and uploading them is tedious. This is so much easier.
After 11 days, this is the first day I have waked up without a 3-year old in the house. Ezri spent ten days at the Cleveland Clinic having a neurological evaluation and her 3-year old sister spent those days with me. It was a fun challenge to get her up and off to pre-school every morning. We had frozen yogurt at TCBY every afternoon. We always have to watch Ezri’s weight, so treats like frozen yogurt are very special. Kes is a very happy little girl, and it was fun spending one on one time with her.
In my down time, I started playing with a peppermint candy embroidery. There are no special plans for it, but a few ideas are beginning to gel in my head. Perhaps a holly leaf and peppermint candy wreath quilt block? Thought you’d like to see where I am with it. The blue is one of the first iterations and the purple is a later iteration. Still not sure about the edges, but that will come. This candy design fits the Accuquilt GO circle die.
Last night was our Slap Happy Quilters’ Christmas social. We all made candle mats to exchange. This is the one I received which is beautiful. I love the shiny fabric and can’t wait to use it for decorating. Just had to show you. It’s a beautiful block and beautifully done. I love the red and green and the way the plaid accents the colors. I took 3-year old Kes with me, and she wants to keep it for herself. Hmmmmmm. . .
Just wanted to show you some pictures of what I was doing over the weekend. I’ve been working on some digitizing embroidery for snowflakes and Christmas trees and find that the best test for how well the files will work is to use them in a project. So here’s what I was doing: