So here are my upcoming projects.
#1. Start practicing the FMQ Challenge for February. I've been drawing feathers on paper so I should be good to go. We'll see.
#2. Start sewing on the Sunbonnet Sue blocks I finished embroidering.
All those little pieces you see on the right are 1 1/2" and there are a gazillion of them. You can understand why I would like to get started.
#3. Get sewing on a christening gown I promised for #38's niece. I made a couple of gowns for my neighbor a couple of years ago from her wedding dress so when Bonnie saw those, she brought me her wedding dress to see what I could do with that. It's been hanging in the Bear Den for over a year.
Lots of lace but not much fabric. I got it all taken apart and laying all over my work table.
Speaking of challenges, a friend of mine stopped by yesterday with a box of quilt blocks that her 83-year-old mother made a few years ago. We talked about these blocks about a year ago when I was finishing and tying some quilts her mother had made and I said I could put them together for her. Here's what I have:
There are 14 of the upper left, 22 of the upper right and 4 of the lower block. These 11 1/4" blocks are neatly made by an 83-year-old lady confined to a wheelchair. I don't think she uses a rotary cutter or any of the wonderful tools we can't live without. If you look closely, you can see that her points are perfect. She probably uses a cereal box to make templates. My challenge is to come up with a pleasing design in a king-size. I've been busy today with the Quilt Design Wizard software that I haven't used very much. It really works nice for this project.
You just never know what's going to come through my front door. Sounds like I watch too many episodes of Pawn Stars.
Taking No. 38 out for his valentine supper tonight. That will put him on the spot for Tuesday, don't you think?