Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had the perfect Friday. It’s still quite wintery here in my little corner of the world. However, my Sarah and I ventured out to top up essentials. This happiest stitcher cannot live without milk in her coffee! Lucky for us the highway maintenance crews are out in full force. And as we stuck to the main roads we did not encounter any problems. It was great to step out for an hour.
Do you know that when you’re on a self-imposed lock-in due to bad weather it’s hard to concentrate long enough to work out what to do? I’ve had five days of confusion because I just couldn’t figure out what to work on next. I feel I wasted quite a lot of time worrying about when the harsh weather would break but I carried on doing bits and pieces of quilt making behind the scenes. Silly girl, just get on with it.
So, yesterday I posted photos of another variation on the Dresden Plate theme. Something called Dresden Neighbourhood …..
Well, I got started making roofs, windows and doors …..
I’m using my favourite Freezer Paper method but raw edge appliqué would do the trick also. I chose this project because I wanted to have a little fun. The planning stage of any project is always fun for me. And using scraps of fabric is super.
I really ought to work out what I will use for my background. I was planning on piecing a neutral background using scraps but I don’t seem to have quiet enough neutrals in my scrap basket so I’m going to have to move onto Plan B. I think I’m going to use a white background so that the patches stand out better. My Dresden Blades are mainly medium in shade, well at least my eyes register them as medium. So, this throw size quilt top which I pieced some time ago doesn’t really do it for me. I’ll have to save it for another project …..
And besides I think I want to keep this quilt little. I don’t often work on little. So, I’m going to stick to my original idea of using it as a door banner.
It’s been an interesting week in happy stitching manor. February is finished and March has finally arrived. I was hoping for flowering spring bulbs like daffodils and crocuses but instead we got the Beast from the East. It feels like there’s no end in sight but it will end and when spring does arrive it will be so sweet. These last few days have given me time to reflect on life. I’ve got a better idea of what I want to do. I think I should design, create and breathe. My Sarah is rather busy working on end of year major projects and professional practice. I think she’s under quite a lot of pressure. So, my main goal at the moment is to support her as best I can. I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that our children should always come first. Once we get thru this last academic year, I can move onto please myself. How sweet it will be! Life is so precious so let’s live it.
I guess that’s my report for today. I’m the happiest stitcher in the world today. I’ve got that Friday feeling. I hope you all have a great weekend full of happiness. Until next time,
Let’s all keep on stitching,