My husband, Dale, and I spent as much time as possible these last few months at our cabin to escape the heat and a few trips for Dale to teach wood carving. My "summer box" of projects saw good progress. All of the blocks for Garden Vale were completed and are now waiting to be sewn together, Bird On A Wire just needs binding, and the pile of wool is becoming a new wallhanging design.
Here's a sneak peek:
small blocks 6" square
and large blocks 12" square
The background and majority of the applique motifs are hand-dyed wool and are embellished with beautiful threads and easy embroidery stitches. Hopefully this project will be completed and ready for quilting in a few weeks. I've been keeping track of the threads and wool used to make a pattern and plan to offer kits.
The last few weeks have found me trying to learn a new computer and updated software programs. Let me tell you, it's not as much fun as stitching!