My design wall was abandoned last week in favor of a vacation trip to North Carolina. However what would be coming to the wall was uppermost in my mind: please check out my last post. Here you will see how I worked to make sure I am supplied with the wherewithal to keep that wall alive.
I had a great time at Mary Jo’s in Gastonia, NC. All of the top fabric is batiks. I tend to buy darker batiks so I made myself get lots of brights and even some lights. The bottom three are fabrics that I just couldn’t pass up.
Then I added new quilting threads from Long Creek Mills, also in Gastonia. I tried to choose colors I don’t already have. These were $4 each and are first run.
And for additional inspiration I brought home these lovelies from Wanda’s show (again see the last post). I could find the same triangles in one of Wanda’s pieces so I figured I had brought home a piece of one of her “real” quilts.
All of that happened in one day. Then we began 5 days of doing this. Here you see our granddog, Ponce, doing what he does better than the rest of us.
Here are the guys, DH and DS#3, doing what they did best…resting.
And here is our DIL doing a crossword. She made us hunt down new papers every day just so she could work a new one.
And what was I doing while they were all relaxing? Well, this is my sewing station, set up on the back deck.
And I began appliqueing the Dragon.
See my tiny stitches? Because of my arthritic hands I can only stitch for short periods (no more than an hour) so I will be working on this for quite awhile.
I did work on a couple of other projects, one new and one a UFO, and hope to show them later, maybe even on that design wall.
The week was one of rest, eating great food, antiquing, eating some more, and fun. I took this picture on our last night in NC. I was outside, walking Ponce, and the others were inside playing a board game. I thought this was a beautiful sight, fun with family.