I keep seeing people post that Christmas will be here in less than six months. As fast as this year as gone by so far, that makes me a little nervous. But, thankfully, we don't have to shop and spend as much as we used to when the kids were at home. Who's started shopping already?
My sister in law called me this week and asked for a little quilted something to put on her nightstand. I already had this block from an exchange I participated in a few years ago. (I don't remember who sent it, but if it was you, thank you again!!) This block has her bedroom colors of gray, yellow, white and teal; so it seemed a perfect match to me. I quickly sandwiched it together, did a little colorful big stitch quilting, and brought the backing up to the front to make binding. It was an enjoyable afternoon project.
Do you ever get tired of sitting at the sewing machine or do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with a big project? That's kind of where I am right now. I'm plugging away, making quilt blocks for a large quilt, for my son and his wife. But my heart wants to do some hand stitching. The project above was a nice break.
This is a terrible picture, but it's the completed embroidery I was working on in my last post. It's a Kathy Schmitz design and the first time I have used crayons to color my fabric. I hope to trace out another one of her designs this week.
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I already listened to "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens. It was such a good book.... about a young girl who practically raised herself in the marshlands of NC. It was a 12 hour book and I finished it in 24 hours... lol. I even listened in the grocery store!
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I also want to thank Sluggy at DON'T READ THIS
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I received a box packed full of goodies:
Zoom in for a look at all these goodies. It was truly a treat, as these are things I don't normally buy for myself. I used the nail polish this afternoon! (and hubby ate the fig newtons)
I leave you with this sweet picture of my daddy, my brother, brother's son, and now his little son, Levi. Four sweet generations of men in my family.