At last !... I could sing frank Sinatra's "I'm beginning to see the light !"
Yes, I made some progress.
First photo : I completed a top, which was in my cupboard for one year. Easy work, but I like the fabrics. They seemed to combine so naturally, it worked like a breeze ! Once again, I don't understand why I left it aside for such a long time... Yes, it's one more on the quilting pile..... at least it's on stage two ... one stitch at a time.
Second photo : I'm hand quilting my country bears . I didn't want to just surround the appliques. For once, I wished to take my time. So, I chose a 1 inch grid. It is quite a long process, but worth the result (well, I think so).
Third photo : I had almost forgotten this one ! It slept a long time on the shelve. I think the reason is it's not my usual color scheme with this light pastel rose background. Anyway, I tried to finish the top, and the result is pleasing me : it has that "oldie, faded" look that I like.
Good news : my hexagons tote bag is FINISHED ! Yesssss ! No, you won't see any picture today : I had to lend it to a good friend of mine, who is finishing hers... You'll see it this week, promised !
At the moment, I'm working on my "Sunbonnet Sue" appliqué top. One more block to complete, then work on the sashing, cornerstones + borders (oh, my God !) and it will join the pile ! No emergency to quilt it : it'll wait for the day I get a grand-daughter (which apparently is not scheduled for the moment)...
Other projects are on my table, too (just to ensure variety, of course, you know what I mean) : the "Shipshewana Blessings" blocks (amish sampler) are done slowly but surely (five blocks done, out of 28). It's not so easy as I thought it would be (as usual, Nadine !) : the pieces are tiny, and they have to be machine pieced with extra care and precision... To tell you the truth, this is not my "cup of tea" : I just feel like "an elephant in a porcelein shop" ... But I'll make it, no matter how long it takes me !.... Then, to rest a little bit, I take some redwork embroidery on my delicate knees....and I fall asleep !
As a "cherry on the cake" : I'm planning to join the next Judy's "one hour a day" quilt and I'm soooo impatient to see it ! This is KILLING me ! Isn't that crazy ?
An unexpected giggling, this morning, with Mae Britt (Abyquilt)
A funny reunion with the Italian family about Christmas plans, this year
Andrea, my 16 months grandson, at home with us for 3 entire days ! (but he only wanted to be with "nonno", my DH... I was just good enough to feed him...Isn't that frustrating ? I just LOVE him !)
We spent 3 entire days (and a bottle of Moscatello) with my dear sister in law, preparing dryed tomatoes in jars, for this winter.
My youngest daughter, Laura (18) is changing, she's becoming a woman, I can see it day after day...