It rained just about all day Monday – except first thing in the morning and that was strange at one point – my daughter Melanie lives 2.5 miles down the road from me and it was around 9:30 AM and we were exchanging a few notes on face book having happened to be on it at the same time and she mentioned how pretty her tomato plants looked on the porch in the rain – what rain – it wasn’t raining here LOL – and she said it had been raining for about 10 minutes – not here until almost an hour later and then it stayed with us all day and into the night.
I got some applique work done in the morning – nothing stitched but I now have two flowers glue basted down for the Caswell quilt – this block is B5 – but it is the first one I selected to do – I hope to get started stitching soon – I think I will stitch what I have glue basted down first then go back in and get the leaves basted and the final two flowers. As you can see I was busy picking out thread from the cabinet to match closely – I am linking to Mrs. Sew and Sow today and Quilt Story and to Esther’s Wow.
I never have regretted the purchase of my Gutermann Thread cabinet – 100 spools of 100% cotton – so many colors to choose from rarely do I not find something to work. I bought it about 8+ years ago? something like that and it has been worth every penny (dollar) LOL – this is my go to for applique!
This second Winter Wonderland Embroidery block is nearing completion! I really worked a bit on it yesterday – when I am done with it I will press it up really well and cut it the size it should be and it will join the other block on the design wall.
And a little more of Granny’s Got Style was done on Sunday night. I am trying to work just about every evening again on this quilt. I do need to wear my hand/thumb brace and I continue to use the stick on thimbles right now instead of the hand held thimble. I can not say the thumb is healed because it isn’t – nor do I think it ever will be. But I am managing I don’t think I quilt as fast as I did before the arthritis in the thumb but it will eventually get done and for that I am pleased.
I hope there is no rain today and I will get my grocery shopping done and shop for my new skillets that I need to go with the glass top range. I didn’t do it yesterday – I don’t care for shopping in the rain – I did have to go out in the rain though as I had a dentist appointment and when I got done with that I went and exercised for an hour –