I spent most of Monday moving things back into my quilt room. In the evening, I continued stitching the wool leaves on my table runner. I’m using Valdani thread, 12 wt. for the stitching. Some are stitching with matching thread, others with a different color. I have done a running stitch outline on a few of the leaves as well. Here’s a few photos of them.
I was surprised and delighted when Susan of Quilt Fabrication highlighted my runner in her Midweek Makers post today. Thanks so much, Susan!
I’ve been thinking about how to quilt the table runner. I have some ideas and I’ll begin practicing some of those this week. I had hoped to have this runner done by now, but I want to take this part slow and enjoy the process.
I’m almost caught up with the Quilters Madder Quilt Along. I finished the second step last night. Today, I’ll finish the third step and be ready for the reveal on Friday. I’ve really enjoyed this and hope to do another QAL with Humble Quilts soon. Here are my Step 2 pieces.
One other highlight of the week was winning an Instagram drawing from Aurifil threads for their 20K Giveaway. I won 20 small spools of Aurifil thread! That should help with my machine quilting practice, since I’ll no longer have the excuse of not having the right color of quilting thread – haha!
I’ve partially moved back into my quilt room. It is now a workable space once again. However, there are boxes and whatnot that still need to be moved back, downsized, or gotten rid of. I’ll tackle that the rest of this week as well.
Pictures of solitude speak volumes, don’t you think? When the picture shows someone alone, I often wonder what they are pondering, what has brought them to that place. This picture was taken awhile ago, but it is one of my favorites. Not because of the quality of the shot, but because I wonder what stories the chair could tell.
As much as I enjoy the solitude of a quiet day at home, the weekend it was too nice to stay indoors so we took a drive and ended up at this charming little covered bridge.
There was a little quilt shopping involved in the road trip, of course. I indulged myself and picked up a few things. I’m looking forward to giving these a try.
As if to offset the beautiful weekend, Monday morning brought overcast gray skies and rain. My son was unexpectedly given the day off, so we took advantage of the rainy day and decided to connect with one another over breakfast. It was a nice way to begin the day.
Despite the rain, the temps continue to be above average for this time of year.Soon I will be seeing these bright pops of color on my deck and around my yard.
For now, I am happy to see open water and the brown ground that will soon give way to lush green and bright sunshine. Some of the trees are even beginning to bud!