One of the things that I worked on this week was something for the kids. It did not turn out perfectly ( HA! what are the odds of that here, anyway: ) but they liked it. I didn’t plan it out. Initially, I thought to make a Christmas-y star pillow and two thirds of the way through the star I decided to do something entirely different with the grandkids names in a picture frame….I had a heck of a time getting it to work well in the frame but of course being little kids, they didn’t notice the flaws.
I went down to see them after school..all sitting around doing homework and I asked their mama if she thought that I had the cutest grandkids? ( Yes ) The handsomest? ( Yes ) The smartest ? ( Yes ) The nicest? ( Yes ) Were they STARS? ( Yes )
Now they just loved this dialogue and then I showed them the piece. Javis said it was “like the world and we are on top, Oma!”
I am keeping up with Quilty 365. The top section is filled up, moving on to the side ( which will be split into manageable sizes for applique. ) I added another circle to the tree of life glyph center panel this week as well. Once a month, rather than a circle, I am putting a crescent moon in to indicate the New Moon, so this is a lunar as well as solar record of the year.
I have some applique projects going on ; I started a rendition of the latest Shenandoah Botanical album quilt block, and last week I showed the beginnings of a pineapple applique block that I was working on. I am almost done with it but I think that my Slow Sunday Stitching is *just* going to involve hand quilting.
Here is where I was the other morning.
The colors certainly go with the season:)
The current weather does NOT go with the season! We are having very mild weather for my area right now. My favorite place to quilt is in a wicker chair out on the front porch and I took the quilt out there on Saturday afternoon and finished the cross hatching on the block that I was working on.
I initially decided to go with a two inch cross hatch, thinking that since the blocks were so big, it might be just right. I could always add more down the line but I think the two inch works with these. At the end of the afternoon I merrily traipsed across the lawn to hang this on the line for a photo. Wearing nothing but a cotton top. No winter coat, no jacket, no hoodie or even a sweatshirt. Ho Ho Ho, who needs snow! ? :)
On Sunday I’ll decide which block to start on next…