(1) starting a new book
(2) a day without an agenda
(3) going to bed content
Last night I went to bed content but that didn't last very long! I was sound asleep when OMG somebody was pressing something soft over my face! They were gonna kidnap me and put a sack over my head so I couldn't see where they were taking me! I turned my head this way and that way, I couldn't get my arms from under the covers, I was going "aaaoooomla! aaoooomya! huhnnaa!"
As it happens, during the day I had been digging through scraps for a project and I placed a small stack on top of a quilt folded across the foot of my bed. When I went to bed I didn't turn the light on because I already had on my jammies and I forgot all about the fabric stacked on top of that quilt.
At some point, half asleep, I reached down and pulled up the quilt and the fabric must have ridden on top of it and come all the way to my face. I might have turned over and hunched the quilt or something... anyway, evidently the fabric shifted on top of my head, and the rest is history! When I managed to turn on the lamp I saw fabric scraps all over the floor. Whew, I got out of that one!
I haven't had time for my daily dose of 15 minutes of playing lately, so I decided to make some scrap yardage for a small wall hanging. I have several children's coloring books (are there coloring books for adults??) and I pulled a couple pages for inspiration...
Look at the yellowed edges of those pages! I've had these coloring books for over 5 years.
I like the candle on the right, simply because it has fewer leaves, although I can make as many or few as I like. Also I like the small holly berries for this one, rather than the bulbs (or whatever) on the bigger candle.
I wanted to keep this one simple so I can do it before the weekend! I'm going to applique it to a background of 6" blocks created from scrap yardage; here it's just fused down without stitching...
looks nice already, doesn't it?
I'm thinking of putting a very narrow inner border around it, maybe in green, 1-1/2", then add a wider white border from scrap yardage. If I applique some fussy-cut holly and leaves along the outer border, I should have a winner!
Well, more errands today, then laundry, then make sure my bed is clear before I get in it tonight!
Have a great day... sew forth and sew on til later