I see that other's are posting pictures of Spring and I didn't want to be left out. Although some grass is trying to poke itself up through the dead stuff, this is what I noticed. Here you see little tiny buds on our oak tree. You can also see the hull from an old acorn still hanging on from last fall. But the little buds say that new leaves are not too far away.
charity/comfort quilts but this one is Under the Sea and I love it.
I quilted it just like I drew it on the white board and I think it came out great.
The top has a kind of sideways meander to emulate clouds or sky
movement. Then we have waves all through the water.
And when we got to the bottom we got "peacock feathers" because they filled the space and seemed to mesh with the "stuff" on the ocean floor. They disappear on the front so I am showing the back. This was a first time for me to do the "pfs" but it went really well, I think. I am learning to quilt a little slower which is giving me much more control. I also worked on the leveling of the frame, which really helped a lot. I don't think I will every get it perfectly level but it is so much better. Anyway, now I only need to get this bound and I will have a finish for February.
This is a peek at a quilt I am doing for a giveaway. Lots and lots of applique. I started it several months ago and put it away when I got tired of "draw, cut, press, cut, press, stitch" over and over again. Yesterday, after hunting and hunting for some pieces, I finally got three more of these done. Now, only hundreds more to go.
But today is laundry and housework day. While the washer, dryer, and dishwasher are all going, I am going to be outside (if it gets warmer) putting this hardware cloth around our deck to keep Abby, you remember her, from jumping through and off the deck. I did buy an electric staple gun (POWER TOOLS) so it should not be too hard but still my hands, fingers, and back and not looking forward to this activity. Maybe I will go have lunch first. LOL