Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fabulous week. I’m think I’m glad it’s Friday. There’s something about being able to say that we have made it to the weekend that makes me happy.
My Sarah and I headed out first thing this morning to run a couple of errands. On our travels we popped into The Cotton Tree in Mickley to drop off a wee parcel. The Cotton Tree is a patchwork and quilting shop and of course they sell fabric. After catching up with the ladies sitting around the work tables sewing, I decided to have a little look around the shelves of fabric. I must admit that I did have a plan of action even before I set foot in the shop simply because I knew I wouldn’t escape without buying some fabric!!! So I had a little think about what I needed to add to my stash. Well the answer was yellow fabrics. It’s a colour I always overlook but it’s a colour that’s really useful for appliqué work. Yellow makes great flower centres and so on and I quite often draw flowers for appliqué. So here’s the 6 yellows that I chose to add to my stash today …..
I think these fabrics will complement the colours I already have in my stash. And now that I have plenty of yellow I can go to town adding beautiful yellow flower centres to my appliqué projects.
While the sun was shining this afternoon I went outside and made friends with this instrument of torture …..
in order to lop some of the branches off this tree ….
I made a start but I might have to lop a few more branches off before the weekend is over. The tree was rubbing against the house and overhanging and weeping on the car. I was amazed how easy this lopping off gadget made the job. I suppose when you have the correct tool for the job it just makes life easier.
I’ve been zooming along with the fine hand appliqué on the blocks that make up my Sweet Hearts Dozen Appliqué quilt project. This is the next block to get the special treatment …..
It’s been a really good day in my little world. I faced one or two fears today by spending some time in the garden lopping off tree branches. It all worked out much better than I thought it would. I realised that when you do a job yourself, you can rest assured that the result will be what you aimed for. I reckon the best part of my day was visiting a quilt shop and fondling fabric. It’s a long time since I bought fabric; that’s simply because I have been mainly working on UFOs for which I already had all the fabrics needed and because I have quite a good stash of fabric to choose from when I do need something.
So for this evening, this happy and very ambitious longarm quilter will be doing some fine hand appliqué work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥