Thursday, April 19, 2007
An applique start
Look what I found when I went into my sewing room yesterday! Those cats! (I never know which one to blame!) They have no respect for my handwork! I had neatly ironed and layered my feathered star blocks and laid them reverently in the drawer (that may be taking things a bit far...) and someone managed to dig them out and leave them in a pile! Yes, the cat can open the drawer. I probably will never know who. Patora is still playing with my pincushions and for two days in a row I've found the pincushion in my armchair with pins laying around it. It's like someone has played "He loves me... he loves me not..." with my pincushion! I have to watch where I sit!
Lest people think I've stopped sewing, I'll show a picture of the feeble attempts at applique I'm doing. I love the applique Anne does and Judy does, and I really wanted to just be able to sit and applique quietly and turn out something wonderful like them. Unfortunately, I do not have pastels like Anne and I do not have folk type fabric like Judy and I'm too stingy to buy some more fabric for this and I do have a lot of fabric so I just pulled some scraps and am doing me which is not too interesting yet. The orange strip of applique is for the bazaar quilt and we are putting on leaves now. The white strip of applique is something for my living room, maybe for the piano and it is not much longer than what you see. That's not going to cover the piano but I have to think about this for awhile. I was wondering if I should dye the whole thing once it's appliqued just to get a rustic look to it...
The most exciting thing recently is that I've been in touch with Tonya and she's helping me to get back on track with the word quilt that's been up on my wall for two months. I'm so excited to have contact with her and whatever she tells me to do I'm planning to do it! Wish me the best on that project!