It took me a whole month to applique this piece. It measures 16" X 48". I didn't work on it every day. Not Sunday and I usually skipped another day during the week. But the rest of the days I spent 2 - 4 hrs stitching. Whew! Those trees are just something else...................
I decided to name the blocks as I go along. The one above is the "Masochist" (The tendency to invite and enjoy misery of any kind) block for obvious reasons. I like the block I just don't want to ever put myself through that again.
The left side panel is "The Coloring Book" panel because it felt like I was picking out the most beautiful crayon and while staying within the lines, colored it in with fabric.
The bottom panel I just finished was originally named "The Garden of Eden" because of the two trees. Then I started on the animals and thought maybe "Old MacDonald" would be a more fitting name. It was when I was appliqueing the goats horns and began to think about fainting goats that I came up with it's final title. I call it the "Not for the faint of heart" panel.
I haven't decided which block or panel I will do next. But, I do know it will be one of the easy ones for sure.
Harvest/canning season has started at our house. I've put a bunch of peas in the freezer. I've made both raspberry and strawberry jam and have frozen a bunch of those too.
At least, the ones we haven't just popped into our mouths right out of the garden - yum!
DH planted some new hollyhocks. They are something to behold. Remember making hollyhock dolls as a child? I'm going to have to find some instructions because these would make some lovely hollyhock brides.