Since the snow seems to be never ending here, there is plenty of time for guilt free sewing.
Anyway, it seems kind of dangerous to leave the house with this stuff ready to drop off the eaves at any time.
|I took this pic yesterday--today the icicles are fused to the log railing.|
It will be a while before Mr. Moosebay can remove those snowflake lights.
In the meantime, I've been working on my Number Nine Kim Diehl table runner. I'm hand quilting it with a Big Stitch (all of my quilting is big stitch, actually, and not intentionally) using the Valdani pearl cotton and the size 5 embroidery needle that Kim recommended.
|Size 8 variegated Valdani Pearl Cotton color number P4|
I have my scrappy binding ready to put on the finished tablerunner. Kim suggested using various short pieces put together with straight seams. She cuts her strips 3" wide so she can turn more to the back and have a chunkier binding on the reverse side.
|I am using left over 2.5" jelly roll strips.|
And if I can keep myself from fondling my latest addition to my stash, I may get a few other things done this weekend!
|Jo Morton's latest line: Blue Variety|
I wish you could see it in person--gorgeous!!
|I couldn't help myself ! The problem is the little button at the top of the page HERE that says: "add a half yard of each fabric to my cart". Yes, please! |
Then while checking out, I had to update the cart and get whole yards of the two shirtings and 2.5 yards of the toile--you know I love toile!!!
Well, luckily for all of you (or maybe sadly), I see that the pesky "Add All" button is gone since they've sold out of a lot of the fabrics already. I'm not sure how the Old Country Store does it, but these new fabrics are only $8.75 a yard--about two bucks less than I've seen every where else. That means you can buy more, right?