Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Hand Stitching Progress on Giant Dahlia quilt

 Things are pretty quiet here this week.  I've made some progress on the Dahlia quilt.  The dresden is appliqued to the background and now I'm working on appliqueing the center into the flower. 

Kind of a dull quilt, isn't it?  (Not!)  I'll have to clear some space out on my dining room floor to get this pinned onto the background fabric because it's a good size!  It's been pretty rewarding to work on it, actually.  I feel like I am accomplishing something significant after having it sit for so long.  Not so much with this project:

The refrigerator we ordered back in March was finally delivered on Friday!  We have been busy trying to get the water supply for the icemaker figured out, though.  We may need some plumbing help, but hopefully by the weekend we'll have that settled and be able to enjoy cold water and ice - old house problems, you know!  Right now I just don't want to think about it for a couple days.

How about some good news?  I drew the winner of last week's unboxing video!  Congratulations, Lisa E!  I sent you an e-mail, and will send you that package as soon as I get your information.

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I also got a bag of mending done for a customer.  I still have a few things to get finished, but I think I am finally catching up a bit!  Saturday I am going to be teaching a class at the quilt shop (Threads That Bind) and am pretty excited for that.  I'm teaching the Easy Does It bag by Annie.  I am getting some things prepped for the class so the students can see what the different steps look like.  I have an ulterior motive - hoping to get people interested in making more of the By Annie projects so I have the excuse to make some more of them!  

I am looking through my stash for some travel themed fabric to make a bag for some of the little things we always wish we had with us when we are out of town - wet wipes, silverware, salt and pepper.   Kind of a little picnic set, I suppose!  I haven't found quite the right thing yet, but I'm sure I have something perfect that will suit me.  I should be able to show you that by Friday.  Plus, I've been doing a little scrap organizing while I am at it.  So nothing too big going on, but progress is always good!

Hope your week is shaping up well, too!

1 comment:

Quilting Gail said...

I LOVE how you're needing an excuse to make more byAnnie bags! (It gave me a chuckle or two!) They are awesome bags, aren't they?
I'm currently making my 3rd bag ... whoo hoo!!!