Wednesday, February 5, 2014
When it Snows
We had 14+ inches of snow by 6pm and it is still snowing. So what to do while house bound? Dump those scrap totes. I'm working my Let's Book It and Relaxing Round Robin out of these two. Yeah, I grabbed the 2.5" square barrel too.
I got all the units pieced for the sampler. I couldn't find my other packages of Steam a Seam2 or I would have gotten the A B C and 1 2 3 done on the section with the 4- patches. Once they are fused, then I will have to get my new machine out so I can blanket stitch these. And I will have to shop either my FQ bins or yardage shelves for the borders/sashings. But, I was surprised I got this far with it today.
And before the big storm came in, lovely mail arrived. This is from Paula in Switzerland - Monthly Doll Swap Group - for the January theme "Try Somwthing New". We agreed to go with the theme as we both had a new technique we wanted to try. She made this lovely reverse applique (on linen) with delicate Liberty fabrics in the circles. Plus, the hand stitching was new to her. Just love this.
Love her label and all the sweet extras she added - the chocolates were enjoyed with fresh coffee during the storm.
I borrowed Paula's photos from the Doll Group post - I had made her little quilt right after we received our partner info and we had conversed. Good thing as I broke my hip and etc..... So once home I quickly machine quilted it up - had originally intended to hand quilt - and mailed it right out, as I wasn't sure how long it would take to get to her.
Normally I make a little doll to go with the quilt, but they take me longer to make than the quilt - and I did want it mailed quickly. So, I sent her some FQs to go with the lovely Ro Gregg print (was my backing).
I hope everyone stayed safe and warm during the storm - and got some stitching done.
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