My week began with a “road trip” with the Spring Grove quilters to, first, Seed Savers Exchange outside Decorah, Iowa. A beautiful sunny day to be out and about. Above is the visitor center where gardening items and, of course, heirloom seeds (flower & vegi) may be purchased……. The surrounding gardens are lush with the living specimens……………… Then it was on to Red-Roxy Quilt Co., in Decorah……..
and lunch at a local Chinese buffet, finishing up with dessert at member Barb’s lovely home. Where are the photos?? Well….ummmm…..moving along (camera remained in the car!!!!!!)……….Meanwhile…..stitching continues…………
Another table topper for the church I attend (the rest of the story is here) and, I think, this is about a wrap for this project……. I continued the curve/arc stitching on the diamond shapes, different from the previous 2, and it kinda has almost a red “holly” leaf effect. Anyhow, I like it! I used my fave metallic thread (Superior Variegated #025)
I, also, finished up 2 more little(?) projects that go along with my (many) vintage linens that friend/client Beth Ann sent my way. This previous post explains more……I reference an “alteration” in the cute blue/white linen because of some stubborn stains in the center of the cloth, so I cut a strip (18”x45”) out and stitched the remainder together to end up with a nice table runner. The removed strip still had nice blue crochet edgings….. and, today, those “scraps” look like this…………. I fussy-cut and appliqued some cups/teapots from a cute piece of fabric that is the back piece of these old fashioned padded hangers….. So……… I will close for today. I hope there is a wee nugget of inspiration for you to look at those vintage pieces lurking in shadowed corners of your home and, thinking “outside the box”, give them new life for today! I will say that there is no pattern for the hangers and the shape/size will vary as hangers are all different. My inspiration for these were seen in one of my Fb groups so I really cannot claim complete originality for the idea. I think there are more of these in my future, though!!
What’s going on in your creative life???? Please, share……………….