These were done over the past 5 or 6 days. Sometimes I’ll just thread a needle with one length of the cream heirloom thread I’m using for these and stitch until it’s done. Then I go back to whatever else I’m working on. These are, to me, quilters’ candy and I may make these my roof garden project – easy to put in my little travelling stitching kit and I only need one colour of thread for them. The count now? Still seems a bit daunting but 399 done, 433 to go. I think I may need to print more of the shapes on a few more ’30s fabrics, but I’ll figure that out once I’m halfway done.
Remember the red and white feathered star/sunflower quilt? Well, I have been working on the pieced border a bit this week. Depending what the weather is like this weekend, I may get the first plain red border added. Or, at the very least, perhaps get a decent shot of it out on the roof garden. If the weather’s nice, I’m going to spend as much time out on the roof garden as I can and leave that particular task of stitching on the plain border for a rainy day. We all know I’m not a huge fan of my sewing machine at any time of day or night, but I really dislike sitting at in the evenings. Does anyone else find they don’t like using their sewing machine at night?
Yesterday was a spectacularly lovely mild day – the perfect afternoon for the roof garden, and that’s where I was for quite a while. Did I remember the camera? Of course not! If it’s nice this afternoon, I’m going to try to remember to take the camera with me and head out there again.
Baxter and a teddy bear and a ball – Mr. Q.O.’s version.
Yesterday’s photo showed Baxter eyeing the new addition to his quilt perch. About a minute later, he seemingly decided the second teddy was a welcome addition and settled down for a snooze. Mr. Q.O. captioned this one, “Those cryptic crosswords are tough – maybe after a nap.”