WordPress and I are not yet friends. I came over here, enticed and seduced by the lovely clean graphics, etc and I find myself wandering, lost. I have promised myself that a significant block of time will be devoted, this weekend, to getting my blog up and beautiful. I have a few patterns that I have created that need to be translated into PDF form – patterns that I want to share, patterns that I think you may enjoy.
So I came home from work and settled in for a bit with my Granny Squares quilt on my lap, unhooped. I am quilting this piece by hand with a variegated cotton yarn that I discovered in my LYS. I am using a size 5 embroidery needle, but the quilting is slow and laborious – the thickness of the cotton batt combined with my backing is making the quilting a challenging event rather than the peaceful meditative exercise that I’d hoped for. Perhaps the thread is too thick, but it seemed to be a perfect match to the floss that I am used to (perle 8) Maybe the backing is the culprit- a white on white flocked muslin covered in a daisy pattern, fresh, and alluring. It’s probably the combination of all three, something that I hadn’t counted on, something that I WILL plod through! When I stopped to make a salad for Scott I hacked through my thumb with the gorgeous serrated salami knife that my sister gave me for Christmas. If and when the bleeding stops I will take up the Granny again. I’m all about the process.
This is my Bella – a good and true friend in the studio who never objects to the devises I use for window propping. I am getting ready to spruce up this space and replace these windows which may be older than God. More frustrations … old houses … prepare yourself for arduous work AND disappointment!
My latest fancy – sorry that the image is upside down. I am quite enamored with all things texty. Solid backgrounds never did it for me and thanks to so many brilliant fabric designers, I’ll never have to look back!