I woke up super early this morning with the excitement of the first football Sunday. Our Broncos played already on Thursday night and what a nail biter game it was, but in the end victory! I spent a bunch of time yesterday prepping some quilts for machine quilting. This is my Frivols Kindred top using Bonnie and Camille's Hello Darling fabric. I added the border, prepped a backing, and marked it with circles for quilting. I plan to pin it today. It is a pain for me to set up my pinning tables, but I have three quilts to get pinned and it is easier to do a bunch at once.
I also finished the embroidery on this fall wall hanging and added the borders. It is pinned and I started hand quilting it last night. I will probably get all the hand quilting done today with football on today. I am quilting it with chunky stitches of perle cotton on the diagonals of the border.
I am also working on this small wool felt block. It is a free design on FB by Jeni Gaston. I just need to add the flowers and start on the next block. Check out what other slow stitching is happening today here:
My favorite magazine of the year is finally available! I picked up my copy and plan to spend some time reading it.
I also used a 60% off coupon at Joann's last week to buy some Kona Rich Red fabric to join Lisa Bongean's The Magic of Christmas Stitch Along. She is recommending a two color red and white quilt for this. So far, all of the blocks are stars--they don't read only Xmas to me. The blocks are six inches finished and she plans on 25 blocks. I have always wanted to make a red and white two color quilt, so I could not pass up this stitch along. You can find more information here:
Wish me luck on beating my hubby and daughter on our family football pool!