Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wooly Weekend

Late last week, the mailman brought my January kit for the Sue Spargo block of the month. Oh what a yummy delight! It came with everything: lots of wool, a bit of cotton, some velvet, some of the most colorful and unusual embellishing threads, plus complete instructions. I had the option of ordering the wool thread to applique the wool pieces to the background - I ordered it and I'm so glad I did! Each month I'll build on my wool thread collection so by year's end, I'll have a really nice variety for future use.

I started with the wool applique, seen above.
Then the beautiful embellishing stitches are done. Each month Sue teaches me (through her thorough instructions) 4 new stitches.

These pictures are blurry today - almost every picture I took is blurry. My eyesight must be a bit off today. Have I mentioned I have REALLY poor eyesight?

This project is off the beaten track for me - and that's a good thing! It's nice to start the year leaning something new. So far I'm on schedule this month for my three BOMs. The Sue Spargo BOM goes very quickly; I'm really glad one of the three is quick. I've already finished my Baltimore Christmas January block (the angels) and have started the February block. And my first Lollypop Tree block is coming along nicely.

Funny news for the day:
My son-in-law is a teacher. For now he's doing lots of subbing until he can get a permanent job in the Fall. Today he's subbing for a teacher who teaches Chemistry......and Quilting! My advice to him was to be careful with rotary cutters, always sew with right sides together, and maintain a quarter inch seam allowance. The basics, right?

1 comment:

Shelly said...

Hello Julia, you look so young in the picture and I was confused when reading about your son-in-law.lol He's lucky to have a quilter mother-in-law, though. ^^