My blog friend Cathy nudged me to show some stitching on this blog so thank you Cathy. I really AM stitching again. Besides almost finishing the quilt, I have been doing some hand stitching to mend/reattach embellishments on a few pieces of clothes for Alyssa.
Jenclair who advised me to just start pinning and then stitch.
Here is the start to the pinning. The patches ARE straight, though the jacket is hanging and was not flat for the picture. Yes, I was in a hurry to get a picture taken. I am not going to leave any frayed edges on the pieces. I am not agonizing over placement or theme too much. But I can tell you that when I am done, I'm going to love this jacket.
I received the first prompt for the block I will make for The Endeavourers Group. NATURE. Now I know that you think...Nature...Birds...pond etc and you are pretty sure you know where I will go with it. You will be surprised as I was. I even started a Notebook with a thought plan. THAT was another surprise for me. I AM GOING TO HAVE A PLAN!! In the past I have stitched thoughts on the fly and never thought it out. Thank you Renee for a post you did some time ago about designing a Crazy Quilt Block.
Grateful: Today I am so very grateful for Corey and Alyssa. Earlier in the fall I made a list of all things that needed to be done around the yard and house to winterize for the coming cold. When I went out to cut back a few plants, there they were, covering chairs, taking in landscape decor, picking up hoses, etc. etc. etc. and asking if there was anything else beside the list that they could do. It was such a tremendous help and they got it done in about an hour. I can't imagine how long it would have taken Terry and I.
What thing are YOU thankful today? What are your stitching plans? Do you have a project you are excited about?