My beautiful daughter Madeline had a baby nine days ago.
Tiffany Ann is being welcomed by her sister Katie Marie. Madeline’s wonderful husband is going back to work on Monday. That will be my time to help with the baby and 2 year old. I can not wait, I love helping and playing with the grandbabies.
Saying this, now is the time for me to sew. The Tree of Life quilt designed by Anita Goodesign has been half made since Madeline needed help during her pregnancy with Katie. The last couple of days the colourful border was sewn.
Now comes putting the rows together along with the 10 blocks of the tree to sew. Wonder how much will be completed before Monday.
I sewed in the car along the way to Lismore. I am embroidering Sunbonnet Sue to be put into a small quilt for my granddaughters. Once I figure out how to insert a picture from my tablet to my blog, there will be a picture.
July 3, 4, 5 2014
stayed: Cassino Big 4 Caravan Park
Purchased: Stoney Creek Camper Trailer, FC-FF6
Color is not my strength. I love color but not when it comes to putting blocks together, I struggle. Today I sewed the 5 blocks I scheduled in my daily challenge. It took me all day. 20 blocks sewn, only 40 more to go. Time to put my feet up.
I don’t own montees so I substituted using three seed beads. I also felt the lazy daisy needed a little cheering up so I added a seed bead to them. The thread is Frosty Rays by RG. IT seems to be a tube mesh with glittery thread inside the mesh tube.
I love using a lot of extra things to embellish stitches. This design uses lots of extras.
I really enjoyed sewing stitch 3. Stitch three included using silk thread. I choose to sew three French Knots instead of the one French Knot shown in the diagram.
This stitch challenged me. I am good at feather stitch when the stitch is a basic stitch. The curved stitch with the extending lines on one side…..trying to make them the same size is daunting. After a few tries I am happy with the results.