I'm finally doing it! I am slow stitching. This is definitely something new to me. I've wanted to do this for a while, but it just didn't work out. But here I am! I'm linking up to Kathy's Quilts. I've been to Kathy's Quilts (blog) many, many times. Not only do I like her work, but sometimes I forget if my blog is titled Kathy's Quilts or Kathy's Quilting Blog. It come up on Google all the time!
I have a little "to go" bag that I now take with me to appointments, speech therapy, long car trips... You know... waiting places. I got it at a garage sale for 50 cents. I'm guessing it was a "free gift with subscription" item from American Patchwork and Quilting. Here it is hanging next to my keys:
C & T Publishing keeps sending me these super tempting e-mails. They have been having $5 blowout sales on books. I bought a few. Visit the site each Friday for their $5 Blowout Deals.
One of them was Welcome Home ~~ Surround Yourself with Country Warmth, by Cheryl Wall. Cheryl got my attention with the adorable house blocks made from shirtings. I've been dying to get into my plaid/shirtings scrap bin. It's over full.
Here's the block I made for Cheryl's pattern, Welcome Home Sampler Quilt. It's the first one in the book. It's a step-by-step instruction. I'll need to read a little ahead to streamline the cutting process. See, all machine sewn so far...
But look! I've added applique hearts. There will be a big sunflower in that big blank space someday.
One hour of waiting for my service at the garage and this is my first needle turn project EVER! Can't wait to schedule my other garage appointment to fix the air bag on my truck (that got recalled!) LOL