I thought I was going to be kicked out of the hermit club my first try when I woke up Friday without a single itch to stitch! I will blame it on the weather. We had record setting heat all weekend and being lazy, and the pool, was calling my name!
I ended up putzing around in my room organizing more (which always gets me wanting to stitch) and doing some of my quilting homework. I also made the mistake of playing on Facebook some and got myself sucked into two stitchalongs for the rest of the year.
First, part of my quilting homework:
I am not in love with the brown stripe. I tried 3 times to get it to work and gave up.
I love the churn dash block. It’s always been a favorite of mine and I’ve wanted to do a quilt with them for a long time.
Sunday was Sampler Sunday at Attic Needlework. While there are some repeat offenders 😉 the crowd for Sampler Sunday is always different than the normal Thursday evening crowd. We’re almost guaranteed to have a designer or two show and it’s fun to see what they’re working on for future release. I shared my Le Marquoir de Justine which I haven’t touched in forever, and my Petite Mexican Sampler (PMS) that I’ve made really good progress on:
Thank you to those who helped me decide what sampler to start next. I will be starting Hannah Gilpin 1800 as soon as I finish the above piece. Here is my floss toss for her:
The fabric is Colorscapes “Earthen” and the fibers are Dinky Dyes.
I’m looking forward to the two stitchalongs. Both pieces were in my stash. I did have to purchase fabric since I didn’t have the white needed for one, and the fabric I pulled for the other one wasn’t large enough. Mary is a wide-bottom gal! 🙂
The first one is Rose Quaker Sampler by Wiehenburg. I am using the recommended DMC since they are beautiful shades of pinks and browns and have decided to use 34ct Legacy White for my fabric. Legacy has such a beautiful hand. This will be my Wednesday piece since the stitchalong is called Wiehenburg Wednesday.
The second one is Mary Wigham by Needleprint. I am using Gentle Art Sampler Thread and 36ct Lakeside Vintage Navy Bean. This is an open stitchalong, meaning whenever I want, so I’ve decided to work on this one on Thursdays. I will also be taking this one with me to my stitchins.
I’m going to be spending the rest of this evening getting my Rose Quaker floss ready, serging fabric and working away on PMS 😉 unless we get back in the pool.
Oh, and it looks like my blog is back to normal. I adjusted the size of my market report photos and that seems to have done the trick.
edited to add that I noticed in the top block the bottom row was sewn on upside down and that has been remedied. That block is really on my blacklist now 😉