Winter Wonderland’s last row is now half way across as of Monday night. This much left to do and I probably got half of that done at least last night but I didn’t get to it until after I wrote this post so who knows.
I really wanted to get started on my wool flowers for the borders on the Postage Stamp quilt last night but wanted to get the quilting done more. But I’m ready to get started. I got my project box out yesterday and got all my wool cut in half – two borders remember so I need to divide it up and try to stretch it out – this stuff is pricey and I don’t want to have to order more to get this project finished. I am linking to Sew Fresh Quilts today.
Other fabric to possibly mix in here and there – in the book Wendy shows how you can cut circles and have the bottom circle be the wool and a top smaller circle be a print. I also have a bundle of colorful flannel FQ’s that I just noticed on the shelf so I will toss those out to the project box as well, but I will get them wet and dry them first – would like to make sure they have some of the shrinkage out of them first.
The borders will be something like this but I am using her photo for inspiration. Also this piece in the book is much smaller than my borders are so my flowers will be spread out over a longer piece.
Some examples in her book – primitive – nothing fancy – embroidery can be used to embellish flowers. Birds can be added if you wish.
I would have got done with more on the quilting front yesterday but I was busy getting fresh sand in between the pavers – a lot of it got washed out when I did my pressure washing of the deck and pavers last week. Now of course we are to get rain for most of the week through the weekend – I have an extra bag that didn’t get used so I guess I might be putting more in it next week! It is also getting to that time of the garden year when the dehydrator will be sitting out for months on end drying herbs – yesterday it was basil, now I will see what I get to next in between the rain – I think it will be the sweet mint.
I am beginning to wonder what I will get out of my garden this year – the raised beds are a bit wet from the rain about 4 days ago and I found deer prints in it and the tops of many of the green bean plants were bitten off! the blossoms were underneath those leaves and untouched for now – hmm wonder if they will get those next. I’m starting to think maybe a flower garden will be nice next year with tomato plants & herbs scattered in between and forget about everything else. Put some bird houses here and there and a bird bath – could be pretty!