Saturday, January 23, 2010

Rainy Day

by Karen on January 23, 2010

in weather

We are having a good soaking rain today that started awhile ago and might go through to evening.  Can’t say I’m happy about that, we just had 2 inches the other night and the ground is still wet from all we had last month and months before that!  We will go out later and go shopping for the microwave.  Thought we would go out to supper too and then get that done before or after.

My design wall is handy.  I decided though to put the quilt on the lower half of the wall right now though so I can work from the top and not bend down — lazy is what I call it – but what the heck the purpose is to not have to work on the floor right.  I am a little more than half way finished now.  I have 15 of the 25 rows finished.  When it is done it should cover the entire wall.  I have found that the bigger and heavier it gets the more I need to stick a couple stick pins in it to keep it on the wall.  I think I have 3 holding it on.  I suppose it is actually just a little too big for it as the ends are sticking out a little.  To bad I won’t be able to use it for the whole thing as it will end up being about 100 x 100 inches.  It will be back to the floor for part of it and a final photo.

Getting there, more to do and I have little bits of thread all over the floor and myself.  Isn't if funny when you go shopping or out to eat and hubby is plucking threads off your back that you didn't know where there :)  I have sevral pretty Michael Miller fairy frost frost fabrics that I think I will use in strips for a border around the patches - skinny strips, a reddish type of color, orange and a yellow.  Then maybe more scraps of some sort - thin strips maybe from the stash.

I also have worked on the Little Brown Bird block and got done with the reverse applique now it is supposed to have 4 flowers appliqued scattered over it with embroidery – little tendrils out from the flowers and a little black embroidery on the flowers for accent.  These blocks will all be set on point.

sitting in it's storage box.  I am auditioning these flowers right now - I'm not sure if I like the colors and might go brigher.  The centers of the flowers could be embroidered also if desired in a green satin stitch.  I'm not sure, I will look at it this evening when we get back home and decide.

sitting in it's storage box. I am auditioning these flowers right now - I'm not sure if I like the colors and might go brighter. The centers of the flowers could be embroidered also if desired in a green satin stitch. I'm not sure, I will look at it this evening when we get back home and decide. Keep in mind the centers look large because the seam allowance is there as they are not stitched in place.

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