Happy Valentine's Day! My hubby and I are pretty low key about the whole thing. We are planning on going out to brunch and then taking an afternoon walk. A perfect plan that leaves me lots of sewing time and him puttering time.
I made this mini embroidery quilt for my sister. It arrived yesterday just in time! The pattern was from Fort Worth Fabric Studio--they offer lots of free patterns and gorgeous fat quarter bundles
I need to contribute a block for a retirement quilt and I am planning on embroidering another one of these for it because I just love the message.
My sister just texted my that my niece who is a 5th grader is impressed with my embroidery skills, so I texted back I will give her some lessons next time I see her. That will be fun!
After teaching my Quilty Fun BOM class yesterday, I got caught up on my Ugly Xmas Sweaters, These are so much fun! This pink and green one was the last one I made--I am not sure how Xmasy it is, but I am thinking of the colors in my Fiestaware dishes since this will be a tablecloth for my kitchen table.
These blocks go together very quickly with Lorna's accurate directions.
My goal for the Ugly Xmas Sweaters is to use my stash and avoid repeating fabrics. My quilt will have 16 blocks, but Lorna is giving instructions for more blocks than that. I am making all of them and figure the extras can go on the back. You can find details about this quilt along here
I finally got started on embroidering my Down in the Garden Block 1 last night. I embroider with perle cotton #8 and use Warm and White batting behind the fabric as a stabilizer. See my egg carton full of the colors I am using? The egg carton helps keep my perle cotton balls from turning into a tangled mess and makes them more easily transported. I hope to get a lot more done on this today for Slow Sunday Stitching
I will also spend some time at my machine working on the second clue for the Scrap Dance Tango Mystery
Have a great week!