My husband and I didn't have our grandkids this weekend so we took advantage of the free time and drove up to Napa (which is about 2 hrs away) for some fun wine tasting. Of course, I use the time to get my hand sewing done and I have been prepping a number of projects in anticipation of our next trip (next week) back up to our cabin in Oregon. More on that later this week.
I was able to get two centers done for the Primitive Gatherings Summer Block of the Week. Mind you, there are 12--these also need very tiny half square triangles sewn on, but those will come later. I really do enjoy doing wool appliqué. For these, I used some of the new Sue Spargo variegated threads I ordered. I just love the colors. I have not been following the PG instructions to the letter (BIG surprise, right??? vbg) but I think they're fine.
I love using variegated threads on wool. Makes the pieces so much more interesting.
Don't look too closely at my strips. Of course they're not uniform or necessarily straight.
There were supposed to be 5 little pink things on top but I lost one in the car. Oh well! Don't you love the colors of the french knots? That is what you get with variegated threads. Those pinks were from Sue Spargo. Most of the other threads are Valdani, size 12, which I love.
I told you I also would show you the pillowcases I made to send off to Texas. They are going in the mail tomorrow. I still want to make some of those adorable kennel quilts for the doggies there.
My husband and I stopped off to see a friend who is a manager at a winery (she had asked me to fix a couple of her grandmother's wonderful quilts and I brought them back to her). They have a cute little farm stand outside and I just loved the look of the peppers!
tomorrow is a busy day with a visit to my ob-gyn. Silly me... I put it off because I didn't want her to see how heavy I'd gotten. Anyway, now that I'm down a bit of weight, I'm not so worried. Isn't that ridiculous??? Do you think she'd care??