Today I have a hodge-podge of things to show you, beginning with the title page for the quiet book that I promised to show you...Not a great picture because the lighting was awful the day I took the photo. The book, along with all the other 'goodies' I made for her, have arrived safely in BC.
Next, is a picture of the beautiful amaryllis my friend MEK gave me for Christmas. Four massive blooms that brightened my life for awhile. Thank you MEK!
Lastly, I needed a project to do throughout the 'computer withdrawal' phase so I picked up one of the UFO's I've been storing for far too long. Some of you might remember that I took an online course from Rhonda Dort several years ago that utilized some of my stash of hankies, doilies and laces. The poor project has languished in my sewing room needing to be quilted. I am SO not a quilter!! But, being quite desperate for something to occupy myself (although I could have started the next landscape I guess) I hauled it out and unearthed my embroidery/quilting frame and set to work. I thought hearts would be a good design choice.
I managed two rows of quilting before my hands (and my neck!) decided enough was enough for the time being. I simply cannot imagine how ladies can sit for hours in front of a quilting frame - most definitely a yawn-worthy enterprise if you ask me! I would have coughed up the bucks and had this one done by a longarm quilter but there's too much lace and 'gee haws' that would most likely mire in their machines.
- There are a number of cute stuffed 'critter' patterns HERE.
- Some of you may use bullet journals so perhaps you might find THIS of interest.
- THIS chart might be handy to have for reference.
Today, the quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson...