I hope that you had a great Christmas and New Year. To say that mine
was relaxing is an understatement. I think that I need a holiday from the
Holidays. It was all good though.
To kick start the year off, I have completed something of my own.
This year, I have made a resolution to take Fridays off to work on some
of my own stuff. I am very excited about this decision. It will be interesting
to see if I actually stick to it.
What are some of your resolutions?
This is blue red work embroidery. When I first heard this phrase, it
made me laugh. Why not just call it blue work? Anyways, my snowmen
are done and are awaiting their transformation into a cover for one of
I used 2 strands of blue DMC floss-#311. They stitched up quite quickly
too, I might add.
I love the hat on the snowman to the right of the sign.
Today I worked on this quilt for Laura. She made this lovely quilt
with her niece. It is always so encouraging to see young women
take up quilting. I wonder what this younger generation will
do within the quilting world?
The blocks look pretty simple but it is the fabric and color that make
The border in this quilt is pretty interesting. I love the blocks that are
used to make the border. Laura’s niece is pretty artsy so she picked a light
blue polyester thread for the top and the backing. She wanted simple
stitching on the quilt top so she chose “Swirl” by Norma Sharp. It does look
nice with all the straight lines in the piecing and blocks.
The backing is made up of a silver flannel. Very soft and warm; the light
blue thread shows up nicely on the backing.
A close up of the swirl panto design on the backing.
Take some time this week to do something that makes you