Hi everyone, been glued to my sewing chair, quilting up a storm - I'm happy to report that the big quilt is done, and I'm halfway through the smaller one.
Very simple quilting - just a wavy stitch on all the seams. I want the blocks to shine, and just hold the quilt together. Binding is next.
Let's see, today is Wednesday. Yesterday I didn't get to do any quilting at all. The day started with the mailman....and what a LOVELY start it was. I had won a give-away on Sue's blog, bless her, Simply Piece-ful Quilting, and they arrived yesterday. She was giving away two of the sweetest books!
Oh my gosh I want to make everything in them, but I'd love to start with this...
and then maybe this.
Thank you so much, Sue, I love them!
And then my sweet friend Cyndi sent me a box. She sent me one on Saturday, too. I can't stop petting everything in them....cotton fabric. Vintage barkcloth. Vintage sheets. A gorgeous shower curtain that is destined to become something beachy. Magazines. A flexible curve ruler. *SWOON* and *SWOON again.
Cyndi, words fail me....but you already know how much this meant to me. And I promise I will get your fabric to you before Christmas. *G* I've put it in writing now. Thank you my precious friend.
We did make it to Shirley's last night, no pics though. As we were leaving, hubby was burning some brush in the backyard. The sun came through the trees, shining through the smoke, and I thought it looked so pretty!
By the way, I live in suburbia, not the forest. There's a whole lot more brush back there to take care of. I'm afraid the dog will get lost back there. It's a little creepy. But then, I'm the girl who likes her nature behind glass, lol.
That's about all I've been up to. Tomorrow I get to stay home all day again, I'll hopefully be finishing all the quilting, and cutting the binding. Friday I'm taking Sam to get fitted for his back brace - if you're a praying person, prayers would be most welcome. I have no idea what it's going to look like or how much it will hurt, but he's determined that God won't give him more than he can handle, and that if it helps him, he'll get through it. I'm just a bit proud of him, but I'm a mum, and still worry.
Be good, I'll see you in a few days with our link-up post for September Christmas Through The Year. I still haven't made my own gift yet, but I'll get there. I'm also struggling to keep up with all of your blogs, so you might not hear from me for a few days, but I am reading and enjoying...just can only do so much in a day, as I'm sure you know! Big hugs to you all!