Holy Slacker, Batman! It's been a long time since we've seen a post here. But now that I look around, I see that I do have some things to share and talk about. First and most exciting - check out what was in my mailbox yesterday!
You may have seen a photo of this dandy stocking over on The Quilter. While she might be The Quilter, she is also The Knitter in my book. I recently asked if she thought my rudimentary knitting skills would be sufficient to make a stocking suitable for felting. In response, Paula sweetly offered to do the knitting for me! Can you imagine? Such a generous offer and a very special treat. I quickly sent off the wool and in a blink of an eye a beauty of a stocking arrived at my door. Now to felt it up. Quilting friends are the best! I can't thank you enough.
On the quilting front here at home, I sat myself down at the sewing machine to finish piecing the Soot and Ashes blocks.
And not a moment too soon either. Cheri posted the instructions for assembly of the top today. It's going to be a darling quilt. I knew it would be.
I'm also working on Folk Art Gathering. Our little group will be getting together soon and I would love to have some progress to share.
So I set to work on the pieced baskets from Block 2. Let me just say that template piecing is the bane of my quilting existence. I struggle with the concept and usually give up and paper piece the blocks. (paper piecing is no picnic for me either, but it does eventually result in a completed block) I decided that it was time to conquer my fear and take on the templates. Deep breath. Chocolate.
Basket blocks. Before you get too excited, know that there were some bad words thrown around, there was a lot of stitching removed, but I finished the afternoon with completed piecing. How thankful am I that this is folk art? These blocks would not win any sort of precision piecing awards. But that is not what we are going for in the first place.
In the world outside my door, fall is really starting to happen. The colors are becoming more vivid each day. There are times of the day when the world around me seems to glow. This is just a little peek through my backdoor.
This is what I see from my little sewing spot on the couch. These might be my most favorite colors. If only photos could do them true justice.
I'll close for now with a picture of Daisy.
Doesn't it look like she's laughing? Oh Daisy - you are a funny, funny puppy!
p.s. I have received some comments recently in the form of questions but they arrive as No-Reply. PLEASE - everyone check your settings. I love to respond to comments and questions. But it is impossible when you are set to 'No-Reply'.
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