Friends, I thought about you on Friday night, but I didn’t do any sewing.
Hubby and I went camping. We skied about an hour down the lake, put up a tarp lean-to, cooked smokies and potato packets on the fire and had a lovely evening. Here is our view at about 9 p.m. in the waning light.
My hubby is a good boy scout and knows how to set up a first class cooking fire…
Zeke, the scaredy dog, woke us up at about 4 a.m. quaking and shaking because the ice was cracking. He is also afraid of beaver tail slaps, thunder, gun shots and fire crackers. He had a nice nap in the morning sun the next day. He was a tired puppy after quivering for about two hours…
I have been working on a sewing project over the past week though. About two years ago I participated in the Get Your Hex On swap. This was the most disappointing swap I have ever joined. I sent out fabric and patterns to my partners. One person never sent anything back. A couple sent back their parts missing a few pieces. Several people sewed their parts with the pieces reversed so I had to take them all apart and put them back together the right way. Some didn’t make all the pieces because they said they didn’t have enough fabric – but I sent lots… I was done with this project and didn’t think I would ever finish it, but it was hanging on my design wall taking up space. I had to order some more green fabric for the background, but it arrived quickly … and now it is finis!!
This pattern is called Flower Ball and is by Geta Grama. Check out her blog if you haven’t before. She makes really beautiful pieces.
I’m not sure what I am going to do with this. It is about 30 inches across . I thought of appliqueing it to a white background and turning it into a baby quilt. My friend Linda suggested that it would make a nice table topper, which put me on to the idea of a table cloth with the ball appliqued in the middle. Anyone have any other ideas?
I made a swan postcard for Sheila in the spring postcard swap that she organized. I forgot to take a photo before sending it so had to grab Sheila’s photo…
Sheila asked me if we have swans here. Well yes we do. Harbingers of spring and winter as they migrate through.
I hope everyone had a lovely Easter and a productive Friday Night With Friends!