Are you a details person? Do you notice little changes? I sure do, sometimes I wished I didn’t but then there are times that it’s a good thing. I love the details on the new antique sideboard I got. I didn’t think my photos gave it justice so I decided to re-take some photos that you could enjoy. Notice the hardware, how it is triangular in design and so unique.
I have never seen any feet like this on any antique before and in great shape, all 4 in-shape, I sure think it adds so much to the piece. Have you seen anything like it?
Sunday, my oldest grandson, Jaiden had a baseball game in LaPorte so David and I went to his game. We enjoyed watching him play and after the game we all went to Gringo’s to have a celebratory birthday lunch for Dylan. Dylan sure enjoyed the song and dance at the end!
Monday morning was the Deer Park Day meeting at Ms. Bonnie’s house; she had us over for a log cabin class taught by Cheryl. Students were Marcia, Linda, Anita and myself and two drop-ins were Kay and Pam. I had taken an Ultimate Borders class taught by Winnie Fleming back in 2010, so it was a nice that Cheryl offered us this lesson. I have always loved the log cabin block, for this project we cut the length of the strips one inch. After seeing Cheryl’s and Bonnie’s fabric I wished I had pulled 30’s fabric instead of using reproduction fabrics, oh well, I guess I could do another one! ☺ Another thing I would have done differently would be to pick out my border fabric first and then picked out my fabrics accordingly, I just randomly picked fabrics and didn’t even think about the finish.
We all got our fabrics cut and started working, I think this was my first time to have an “active” meeting with them and I sure enjoyed it. It is a great chain-piecing project; we needed to make 16 blocks to create a star pattern. I got my 16 started and then I decided to make 2 so I could see what they were going to look like. Then it was time to pack up and go home.
Since my Apple watch died on Sunday I had to venture off to the store at the mall and see if they could revive it. Talk about feeling “disconnected”, I sure felt that way. I don’t like the fact that I’ve gotten so attached to my devices, but that’s the way it is for me! Thank goodness, they just needed to reset it and I was on my way after my 3 hour wait for a technician.
I got to stitch on my Primitive Gatherings, Somewhere In Time little sashing while I waited and Monday night I finished my 16th block and I got one little sashing all stitched, one more to do!
After going through all the blocks I realized that I needed to embellish the very first block, it looked like it needed something, so I’m adding the fly-stitch and some French knots. I love how the extra embroidery stitches add so much to the blocks; it’s all about the details. 😉
Tuesday, someone said “Squirrel”! I got distracted and wanted to finish sewing my log cabin blocks from Monday’s class, after all, I only had 14 more to do! I did but with everyone posting about the new Primitive Gathering SBOW pings, it seemed like it took me all day. After I finished making my blocks I laid them out to see how they would look and then I went back to work on my Block #1 and added my extra stitching. Another step closer to finishing. Happy dance!
I almost feel like “follow the bouncing ball” since I’m jumping from project to project. My “reward” for finishing the Primitive Gathering blocks was to finish my log cabin mini quilt. I started doing the rows and then adding them to each other, then what to do for the finish!? I decided to use one of my all time favorite Red Crinoline fabrics for the outer border and a gold inner border sealed the deal. It is now complete! Yeah!
Now back to working on my little inner sashing – working on the little leaves. I got all the stitching done except for the stem stitching the flowers to the vines. Two sashes complete and 10 more to do.
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,