But a really fun thing happened while I was stitching one Thursday... I had an adorable admirer in one of the 5th grade classes. She watched as I made some of my star blocks from my Stars Stripes & Other Things quilt. She was amazed with the strip pieces in the Homestead Harvest quilt...and the green vines. She likes to quilt too! She told me how she loves to cut fabric squares with scissors using a cardboard template and then sew them together. Be still my heart! A little later she came back to my desk with this picture that she drew. I LOVE IT! I'm framing it and hanging it in my sewing room! (I blocked out her last name...just in case.) Look how she got the detail of my denim jacket and the green vines! Sooooo sweet!
I started this project in December, 2016. Here's a picture of the quilt I'm making. Should be some fun learning applique for me.
Here's the cover of the book:
Isn't the quilt on the cover spectacular?
I also had time to stitch this little basket and handle for the Pat Sloan Solstice Challenge.
AND exciting news... I FINISHED another WIP. This started out as a Sunday Slow Stitching project that I threw in my to-go bag (modeled by my helper that is always excited to help cook dinner):
I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching. You can see all the other wonderful projects participants are linking here.