Have you been staying cool inside and out of the heat? It has really been hot here! I’m not sure if it is because of the all the rain, regardless it is good to stay inside and sew! That is exactly what I’ve been doing!
Monday I went over to the classroom at the retreat house and spread out. Out of 16 tables, I think you could see the top of half of them. I sprayed starch on my black fabric for my Primitive Gatherings, Among Friends. It is ready for me to iron and cut, but that will just have to wait until another day, maybe tomorrow! I have the color fabric all starched and ironed. I think the first week is the hardest; you have to figure everything out and prep all your fabric.
I stitched on my Somewhere In Time quilt, I’m still on the second inner border, but I’m getting there.
I also got out my fabric for “My Crazy Life” and it is starched and ready. Later, I decided to pull out Alice (my featherweight) and she got to sew up the blocks. I got them all ready for thread – all 4 blocks. They are cute and thankfully, a lot easier than the projects from the last 3 years! Wahoo!
Today was our monthly Jo’s group meeting at the Painted Pony, Karen R always does such a great job leading the group, she has a history lesson, recipe, sewing tips and at least 2-3 different patterns for us along with instructions and/or demos. I really enjoy this meeting, thank you Karen for all your hard work. Today’s class was on the Lemoyne star, she tried to show us hand sewing, I know I will be doing mine by machine if and when I get to it. Ha!
One of the girls brought in a show and share of a scrappy quilt that she received. I sure like it. It is made of 1 inch and 2 inch finished half-squares. It has a lot of color!
Melody even brought her almost complete top that she started in my beginning quilt class; she’s done a great job. She only has to add the outer border! Great job, Melody!
The Jo’s group also took part in a red and white 9-patch swap. Karen showed us this idea of how to work them up.
After the meeting, I went back to the retreat classroom and started cutting out my 70 flowers for the outer borders, 35 flower buds and 120 leaves. I still need to do my 60 golden flower centers; I did get my 10 red ones cut.
That’s a lot of cutting!
Ii am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,