Saturday, April 25, 2009

A beautiful day!

Today was the most beautiful Spring day! Between some laundry and "dust busting", I did spend some time outside in the sun, stitching and just enjoying this beautiful day. It was such a lovely temperature. I love the Spring most of every season of the year :o)

A few days ago I started on a stitchery I bought more than a year ago, and I also started on a table runner. The table runner is a pattern from the Norwegian designer AnnAKa, and the stitchery is from Cinderberry stitches. I love this stitchery, and I am almost finished with this lovely wall hanging:o) Just a few hours, and it's done:o)
There is a lot more work on the table runner, since I'm going to appliqué by hand. I want to finish the appliqué before I quilt the rest of it, so there is a whole bunch of pins keeping the pieces into place till I'm finished. I was supposed to do the appliqué before I did place the batting and backing on to the top, but I don't find it hard to do it after.
Maybe I'll have two finishes for the OPAM2009 this month? Oh, I hope so :o)

I was supposed to get the batting and backing on the finished double 4 patch top, but I couldn't spend this lovely day inside, so it has to wait, at least one more day :o) Maybe I'll get back to that tomorrow... Depends on the weather :o)
Haven't figured out how to quilt it yet, but I want to try the bishop fans. Got a template to use for that, so... But it's not easy to quilt with a domestic sewing machine, those fans... So maybe I'll just do some cross hatching instead. After all, it's a quilt I do want my DS1 to use, the way he wants. If he wants to drag it outside, or sleep under it, that's ok with me :o) I don't want to make fragile quilts for the kids. If the kids are going to like their quilts, they also have to use it just like they want, and not be afraid of ruin them. Fragile quilts, belong on a wall, that's my opinion :o


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That table runner is very cute!

Merete said...

Nydelig stitcheri du er i gang med. AnnaKa sin løper er jo også flott, du har jo koselig håndsøm med applikasjonene her.

Darcie said...

Darling stitchery, Laila! How fun that you got to enjoy some stitching outdoors. I love hearing the birds' songs while stitching or crocheting away too.

That's a darling table runner! Love the color scheme.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Laila!

Hugs from me to you.... ;-)

Mona said...

Nydelige ting du har laget.....igjen. ha en flott og kreativ uke.


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