Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

It's the first day of a new year.  What will you be working on.  There is a new stitch a long that my facebook group is doing.  It's a short three month one where we are all stitching on something that has wings.  What we stitch is up to us.  I have so many options:

The gold dragon (Theresa Wenztler)
Tempest in a teapot (a dragon sitting in a teapot - another Theresa Wenztler)
Aunt Martha's butterflies on some pillow cases

I finally settled on doing some applique butterfly blocks.  They come from a book that I go to when I want some history as well as full size patterns.

So I decided on two butterfly blocks that were popular between 1920 and 1950.  I cut out Heat n Bond lite last night while waiting for the clock to slowly move to midnight and now have five of each kind.

After coloring my hair (Wouldn't want to start a new year with white strands would I?) I will start to look for fabric that will be good for butterflies.  I'm not sure how many I will put into a wall hanging for the office.  Perhaps the rest will be put into a table runner to go underneath it.

I also will be working on African Blues.  Yes I'm still working on that.  For a picture see my December 30th post.  The quilting should be done some time today and then it will be deciding which fabric to use for the binding.  It will be done by Monday so that I can give it to Lyndon.  Hopefully I'll have a picture of it for you.

Happy New year everybody and Happy Stitching!


esther said...

Keep up the wonderful work you do!!

Bonni said...

You too Ms Esther! I love seeing your work.