(1) Mother nature showing off
(2) hot chocolate with whipped cream
(3) staying in the moment
Well! Saturday we had snow mixed with rain, then all rain, and boy was it cold! I realize what we got was nothing compared to other areas along the east coast, we missed the bullet on that one. Yesterday started off chilly but by mid-day it was sunny and really nice outside; when I went to the grocery store I saw a few people in sandals and shorts. Go figure.
I'm practically finished with the little candle project - I appliqued the holly in the border, then quilted it in a cross hatch pattern that I marked with 1-1/2" blue painters tape. I used the same [ugly] fabric for the binding and backing. The binding is attached to the front, so all that's left to do now is sew it down on the back. It doesn't look half bad!
Right now I need to move on to other things, so I think I'll stop there and take it along with me on the cruise for "sit and stitch" time. But if I don't get to sit and stitch - no worries!
Speaking of other things, I was so busy gathering strips for Bonnie's workshop that I forgot to cut the ones I need for Pat's extra bonus pattern!
We were asked to bring 12 strips each of dark and light fabrics... so to save me having to think about it, I just chose the all-time favorite "go-to" color combination - black and white. A winner every time!
We're to cut 1" strips ... one inch! The first strip I cut was 1-1/2" because 1" looked so funny... so I went back to her instructions, and sure enough they're to be 1".
It's almost like cutting strings!
This should be really interesting because I'm not usually a hand-piecer.
Sew forth and sew on