Monday, October 29, 2012
These are the frogs that are completed: all the applique done and they are squared. I still have 9 more to square and then I will be sewing the sashing strips to them.
I don’t know if you noticed that one of the frogs didn’t have eyes. When I was fusing them I found that two of the whites were missing. I decided to continue with the applique and do these eyes later. However, while appliqueing those little tiny eyes, I decided that this one frog could be sleeping. I think he is a really cute addition.
I did get all of the insects squared and ready for sashing. They were planned to be “in the hoop” appliques but I decided to do them as just embroidery.
Toward the end of last week I had my Christmas 1 quilt on the frame. Can I tell you that I was really excited when I could see I was almost done?
And then there was the celebration when the quilting was done and off the frame.
On Wednesday I started the binding which I completed yesterday.
Thursday through Saturday I was in an machine embroidery workshop with Walter Floriani. This is not a good picture of him but he was constantly on the move so even this was hard to get. I learned a lot about digitizing and editing embroidery designs and am really looking forward to working on practicing what he taught.
But after three days away I was itching to get back to my machines and projects. So the first thing I did was to sew the backing for Christmas Quilt 2 and get it loaded on the frame.
However, I must say that when I first start, and all that quilt is lying out in front like that, quilting it appears to be quite a daunting task.
So I left it like that so I could work on my frogs and insects.
Over that past few weeks DH has been using our Deere to create paths in our woods. Can you see this rather large one here? The puppies and I are having so much fun running up and down the paths. And DH says he is going to make some more so we should be able to get some good exercise right here at home.
And we are not the only ones who are playing in the wood. Here are Ms. Murphy and Abby at the end of playing hide-and-seek. What good friends they are.
Now, as much fun as I have had showing you what I’ve been up to, it is time for me to get to the laundry and dishes so I can return to the studio and sew, sew, sew.