My "new" sewing room. I love all the extra space, the super lighting, the bright wall color, the nice rug and my rocking chair that unfortunately, isn't in this pic.
Here are my 6 ft. tables that are great to layout a big project, or best of all, room for 8 stitchers in class. I started having a class here twice a month and 8 plus me work out perfectly. I just love having these lovely friends join me in my home and we have had such a good time learning from, and being inspired from, each other.
I have been stitching on this sunburst block from the "While The Cat's Away" BOM offered by Material Obsession. I changed thread color on each circle but finished each small circle with a simple buttonhole stitch and each large circle has buttonhole topped with colonial knots and added backstitch close to the outside edge. I left the center un-embellished to leave a space for quilting. I tried out size 3 Pearl Cotton on the smaller leaves and loved it and then switched to size 5 on the larger leaves. Rousseau Pearl Cotton from Painter's Threads was a dream to stitch with.
Center medallion detail.
Blocks completed to date. Behind schedule by just 2 months!