Monday, January 26, 2009

Tulips Done

Finished doing the buttonhole stitch on the 4 little tulips the other day. After doing the stitching on a couple I figured out a way to do all the stitching on the green so I only had one start and stop.

Tying those knots in the silk thread got to be a nuisance and was time consuming. With the blocks being so small I didn't want to try any machine stitching in place to secure the threads as I thought it might show so this was the only option I could think of to keep them from coming loose. Silk thread is sneaky stuff that way!

We had a great time this weekend with our daughter and family. We went especially to watch our one 7 yr. old granddaughter bowl in a tournament with her father and the 8 yr. old granddaughter play basketball. What fun!

The chatter about their life as they rode with us in our car out to their home was priceless. We learned who was the naughty boy on the bus, who their best friends were, what their favorite subject was in school, what exciting things happened in school that week, and on and on. It is a 20 mile drive from their town to their home and the trip went fast and we enjoyed every minute of it.

Sewing again today then tomorrow another friend and I will travel to a quilt shop that our other friend owns. We plan to spend the day, shopping, eating, visiting, get the drift. Probably will not come home with much new but it will be an enjoyable day.

Snowing now so hope it doesn't accumulate and start blowing - don't want to have to cancel our trip.

Happy stitching,


Geta Grama said...

Wonderful tulips ! Have a nice shopping day !

Cindy said...

Sounds like a wonderful time spent with the granddaughters. And, now another wonderful day spent with friends. That's what life is about..."family and friends" to share with.

Elaine Adair said...

OH my - the ride with the kids sounds fun! Haven't enjoyed that kind of entertainment for umteen years!

LOVE all your applique - that process ALWAYS makes a mess, IMHO!


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