Sunday, March 6, 2011

More Wool Applique

Hope you had a great week and got some quiet time just for yourself.  A friend often tells me that I need to work on a project to feed my soul.  I did just that and enjoyed some time with just me, my needle, and my thoughts. 

Here's what I've done so far.  I need to add borders but am waiting for fabric to arrive.  Backgrounds are fabric and the applique is wool.  I love using Valdani thread for wool applique - no need to separate strands.  Just thread your needle and you're ready to go. 

Darlene at Sew Graceful Quilting is offering this as a block of the month.  Call her at 479-372-7403 to get your name on the list for more information. 

I also am playing around with another new design using Blackbird Designs' Antique Fair line.  I haven't seen a Blackbird line of fabric that I didn't like and this one certainly is no exception.  You can touch and feel the fabrics here

I've also started on a Baltimore album quilt but don't have enough to show to make a photo worthwhile.  My friend Joan started a couple weeks before me and has THREE, yes THREE, blocks finished.......and she has a full-time job, four children, a husband, and the most adorable puppy ever.  I have one out of those 4 (a very low maintenance husband) and don't even have one ready to show.  It's not a race, it's not a race, it's not a race.  (Insert smiley face here)

Mom's chemo round 3 is finished.  Unfortunately, she's not feeling well at all.  I'm calling the oncology office tomorrow to see about getting her some pain meds as she feels achy all over.  She's pretty discouraged and I'm trying to be strong and positive but on the inside I'm a bundle of nerves. 

Anyway, hope you have a great week and have a chance to feed your soul.


  1. Kay,
    I am very excited about the Antique Fair fabric. I just love the colors. I look forward to seeing what you develop with this fabric. How is your Civil War Bride quilt coming along? I hope you can find some relief for your Mother. I know this is a very stressful time for you.

  2. Hi Jean
    Was thinking of you earlier today and wondering if you were still planning to go to the show in Pigeon Forge? If so, you'd better get packing! Civil War Bride has taken a back seat but I hope to get it out soon. Would be a shame to quit with it since I have 9 blocks finished.
    Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. You're such a sweetie!

  3. Hi Kay,
    My bags are packed and we are leaving for Pigeon Forge early in the morning. I am really looking forward to the little mini vacation.