Good morning! It's impossible, but true, this is the last day of November. How did that happen? I've been running around like a crazy person. Of course, since I'm a crazy person, that's not exactly a news item. LOL
My husband left yesterday morning for an out of state funeral and I spent the whole day playing in my sewing room. I painted on fabric for a while but didn't like the way that was looking so put it away. I'm trying to design a challenge quilt and the fabrics are not speaking to me.
So then I pulled out the "Ladies of the Sea" pattern that darn Riley told me about. I cut background fabric and found my applique supplies. Made templates for a couple of leaves and pomegranates that will show up in the block and later in the border. I'm not ready to applique yet but am getting set up.
Here's a tip--take a photocopy of the motif, if you'll need to make several of them (the motif) and then put a piece of peel and stick laminating sheet plastic over it and cut out motif to make template. If you want a thicker template--just stick a layer on the back too, making your paper the center of the sandwich. I use JM Laminating Sheets--9"X12"--a package of 10 sheets lasts quite a while and is inexpensive. In my little town, WalMart is the only place to find this product. It's in the office supplies.
Then I finished a couple of log cabin blocks for a guild project.
Then I quilted on the wedding quilt.
Then I staggered off to bed, full of Thanksgiving turkey--fingers raw, half-blind, totally happy.
Back to work today--my publisher is getting the books shipped but right now the bookstore systems have sort of eliminated it--because it's between release and available. ARGH! So when people search, the large print version coming in February is the one that pops up. ARGH! I know it will all be straightened up in a few days but ARGH.
Have some fun today.