Sunday, April 27, 2014
A SPRING SNEAK PEEK...
My sewing room and I have been "strangers" for most of the past week. Dear Dad has had some totally unexpected health issues that have REALLY thrown him for a loop. Add these to his existing health problems and the poor guy has really been suffering! The night before last he even spent a large chunk of time in the ER!! I stayed over their house that night and was happy to see that he was a bit more "himself" come morning. We are all hoping and praying for a quick resolution.
In addition to Dad's medical issues, Dear Hubby and I have had several doctor visits over this past week!! I feel like I have been with medical professionals all morning, noon and night!
Realizing that there was absolutely no chance of me having a large chunk of time in my sewing room, I began grabbing 15 minutes "here and there". I DID NOT attempt to work on my aunt's quilt during this time, as I want to put my full concentration on every aspect of creating her quilt. I can not take the chance of having a "measure once, cut twice" mistake on her quilt!
So, I began working on the next "mini" quilt for my foyer. I am delving more deeply into applique with this mini. I have been learning (I LOVE videos) and experimenting with the "starch" method of creating turned edges. So far...I adore it! I think when it comes time to stitch the applique on my aunt's quilt I will feel much more relaxed and confident thanks to the work on this mini.
So........here is a tiny "sneak peek"...
This mini is completely my own design and is, without a doubt, my absolute favorite so far. I wonder why I have such a hard time turning to existing patterns when I begin a new project. I guess I have too many "creative ideas" floating around in my head that just NEED to get out, lol.
I hope to be finishing up my little decoration over the course of the next week or two (depending on EVERYONE'S health). Stay tuned for the reveal!