Monday, April 20, 2009
Samplers and Quilts
I have been doing some catalog window shopping for my new sewing machine! I definitely want to start working on my quilting again. I did a lot for quite awhile but I needed a break. I have quilted since 1995 and I hand quilt. I have no problem working with smaller decorative items, wall or table topper quilts but I prefer to send out the larger quilts to be finished. My favorite part of making the quilt is putting together the top and I adore scrappy quilts!
I can easily see myself becoming a hermit so I can quilt by day and stitch by night! LOL! Samplers on the wall and quilts on the beds while dinner cooks away in the crockpot! That's definitely my idea of living the good life!
It was a boring weekend of sorts. DH only had one day off which meant we had to cut out some of our usual errands and only do the necessary ones. Luckily the weather was beautiful on his day off and we were able to get outside and catch up on some things that had been waiting for our attention! But we really worked hard that one day because the next day we were both hobbling around with sore muscles!
I did get a good bit of stitching on my current WIP. Several people have said that the piece looks very familiar but no one is quite sure what design it is so I will tell you. It is from the cover of the March issue of GOS and is Blessed are all the Needleworkers. As I said earlier, I did make a lot of color changes. I loved the original colors but they just didn't fit into my decor.
Until next time - stay safe, stay happy and stay well!