• Last week, I quilted this quilt:It belongs to a lady who doesn’t actually quilt. She purchased the top at an antique store or flea market, and it was in great shape. Has a few stains, but the whole thing is too beautiful to worry about those. It’s CROSS-STITCHED! All in red floss. Gorgeous. It’s one of those pre-stamped tops, and it came in long panels. Each panel was cross-stitched, then the panels were set together. The quilting design was also already marked on, which made it easier for me. However, the marked design was meant for hand quilting, so that meant LOTS of starts and stops and tying of knots for me. It took me several days to finish it, but I think it’s one of the most beautiful quilts I’ve had the pleasure of working on.
She also wanted me to bind it, so I chose a solid red to match the floss, since I knew I’d never find a new white that would match that “old” white. She was very happy with it, and so was I.
• Yesterday, My Cowboy took me for a romantical drive. We needed to go to the feed store. Romantical for sure, huh? Truthfully, I did need to get out of the house and “blow the stink off”, as my best friend’s husband always says. It’s been raining here, I’ve been cold all week, and I needed some fresh air. So I rode along, and I had a good time.
• Today, I made a Chiffon pie. You can find the recipe for that here: Chiffon Pie. It’s an old recipe of my mother’s, and it’s really yummy.
• This coming Saturday, March 12, our local Ben Franklin Craft Store in Macon, MO, is having an Open House. I’ll be there doing quilting demonstrations. If you’re close and happen to be in the area, stop by and see me!
• This week, I dabbled in a craft other than quilting. Just for a break and a bit of a change of pace after the quilt above . . .
I played with scrapbook paper. I love (and I hate) double-sided scrapbook paper. Both sides are so beautiful, I can never decide which side to use! It’s my own personal hell.
I like it so much, I think I’m going to make another one for the ranch shack. My Cowboy and I are in discussions over what exactly ours should say.