quilting on hold
Isn't life curious? We're in the middle (well, close to the end) of wedding preparations and I'm not getting in much stitching time. Usually when I can't get to the physical act of sitting before my sewing machine or quilt frames I compensate by shopping. Looking at all the fabric and carrying a bag out of the quilt shop satisfies my need somehow - it's like planning a whole new project.
But, I'm restraining myself this time. I have not been to a quilt store and I have not made any quilty purchases online. It does help that I won a give-away at Pam Buda's blog and am expecting a squishy bag of fabric scraps in the mail. The suspense is part of the fun - don't you think?
I'm doing a "Big Stitch" on my Sunny Lanes quilt at top and above. The stitches are turning out to be pretty BIG. I can't seem to find a middle ground between the tiny stitches for regular hand quilting and these huge stitches. This quilt is a utility quilt so it doesn't need fine stitching and it is quilting up very fast. (Another plus)
We have our oldest son and family living with us for 1 more week and then the wedding will be over so I'll be able to feel the creative juices flowing if I can just be patient.
I have sneaked down to the sewing room a few times to make a little progress on the bowtie quilt. I'm not even sure how many squares I have, how big it will be, and what to use for the alternate squares. Time enough for that next week.
I keep wondering why I am keeping these spools. As I finish one up I just drop it in this jar. Makes no sense whatsoever. Any suggestions or does anyone out there need some spools?
|The smokey skies from the fires in the NW|
We went to the Draper Temple on Sunday. The sun was shining brightly but my camera let me take a picture facing directly into it. Camera's are amazing. The sunlight was shining through the stained glass windows on the west to the windows on the east. It looks like a flame inside.
See you next week with needle and thread.