Sunbonnet Sue #1 is quilted and ready for binding.
In this photo on the left, you can see the daisies. I used this Rainbow thread from Superior for the top and a prewound So fine for the bottom.
It was a gorgeous day, in which I was able to be outside part of the day just enjoying the lovely weather. The new sheep are all coated and the baby shots are finished for this year. The garden is fertilized. It was a wonderful day.
Not only have I decided on a pattern for the Sunbonnet quilting, I actually have begun the quilting. It isn’t the pattern that was #1 on my list, but I went with the second idea of all these little daisies and I like it. Maybe I’ll squeeze a bit of time on Father’s day to finish the quilting. Then I want to put something in her hand, but haven’t decided on that yet. After spending the morning at the eye doctor and another appointment, I very much needed to do something creative and was happy to have this quilt ready to go. It feeds the soul to work on something pretty.
I picked a few strawberries today, but I am not happy with the quality, so I may pull them at the end of the season and put new ones in next year.
I also managed to get in a quick trip to the grocery store and pick up the chicken for the dogs, get it in ziplock bags and freeze it.
This very full day has come to an end and so have we, so I’ll say, Shabbat Shalom and have a terrific Father’s day this week end. Those of you with families, love and cherish them.
What a relief it is to have the sheep wearing their nice new coats. It is a project with which I need help. We are getting better at this. With the crook, they are held at the neck, then the coat is slipped over the head and the crook adjusted to over the coat. Then each hind leg is picked up and put through the strap. That sounded easy, didn’t it. And it would be if the sheep wasn’t struggling so hard to get away and back to her friends. Only with Ava is this easy because she wants to please me and be with me.
Linking up to OMG (one monthly goal) to make these paper pieced magpies, which are in the bunny series.
2. Patchwork times #7 will be this cute little wall hanging which includes little lights in the sky. This will be interesting and a new technique. I bought this pattern some time ago and it is time to make it.
3. WA state quilters will be # – this snow cabin in the woods which needs some stitching around the cabin, then quilted and bound. This was a pattern I tested last year and then somehow lost this little quilt, so it didn’t get finished.
4. Hatched in Africa will be a pair of jeans embroidered with their design. For every three consecutive month we use their designs on a project, they give us $10 of free designs. I love their designs so have many in my library that I haven’t yet used. That someday is here for some of them
So it appears that I will be getting a jump on Christmas in July. And this year I’ll get to use these two hangings that have been sitting here waiting for their turn.