Sunday Stitch Report

Going back to regularly scheduled programming, I did get my “homework” done for next guild meeting.  If you just started reading, our challenge project this year is to do a BOM of your own choice.  I’m making the Fons and Porter Patriotic Sampler as mine.  To get it finished in the allotted time frame, most months I have to do more than one block.  This month, I did the large eagle block, and the star/vine applique block.  I was also able to start attaching some of the blocks to each other.

I deviated from the original pattern, twice on this row.  The original pattern calls for the eagle to be blue.  I wanted my eagle to be brown.  Also, the flag beside the eagle block is not like I sewed mine.  The original pattern has the star in the upper left corner, next to the eagle block.  That seemed “backwards” to me and my husband, so I flipped it for mine, and put it the way it would be if it were hanging down from a little flag pole.

I am not very proficient at the the machine satin stitching, or blanket stitching.  They could both be better.  But, the only way to get better is to do more of it.  I would like to take a class somewhere, someday…in the meantime, it is what it is.  Not great, but I’m ok with it.

It’s been an up and down last few days for Greg and me.  We just need to get this scary stupid brain tumor episode behind us.  Your logical self tells you it will all be ok, but the emotional part of you…well, that’s a whole ‘nuther story.  I must admit, it’s quite unsettling.  I want to thank everyone for their kind comments on my previous post, and the prayers and well wishes.  It means a lot to me and to Greg.

I want to share a blessing I received at the guild Christmas party.  Remember Sana’s quilt? I took it to her at guild, and she handed me a Christmas present to hang in my quilting room.  How cute, and how perfect for my quilting room.  Little sheep, and I love wool batting.  I hung it where I can see it often when I’m quilting.  Thank you, Sana…I love it! It makes me smile when I see it.