Rainy day Sundays are perfect except when you’re not feeling so well. We got up and started getting ready for church. First, I made the comment of having a bad headache and feeling a little nauseous. Then Chelsey comes in the kitchen and says the same thing. It’ll pass, I think. I go into another room and Don comes in and says he’s not feeling so well and I shouldn’t infect the Sunday school kids, so I call and got someone to fill in.
We just felt bad for about 6 hours, but everyone is feeling OK now. Must have been a bug.
I finish the first of the two Americana Projects. It’s not pressed or had the ‘once over’ for thread cutting, but I wanted to get a picture before the rain starts. It was totally made from scraps and fabrics from my stash. It’s darker in colors than the original pattern. I used a fusible web to attach the appliqués and button holed around them. But I had an”oops”. The water pot spout moved when I pressed the iron down. I didn’t think much about it---thinking well, maybe it was meant to be there. BIG mistake. Upon finishing the project I realized it was off center. It’s that “attention to detail” thing that I suck at. But what I lack there, I think I made up for in creativity. I added the watermelon vine and a couple of leaves.Viola!!!
I made the binding colored instead of cream like the pattern so that really made the centering problem stand out. So be fore-warned and if you do this project or any of the cottage creek backdoor series patterns, I’ve been your guinea pig.
I’ve got just 3 more letters to embroidery and I’ll have my Mom’s complete. Pictures maybe tomorrow….
I’m on the bandwagon for Vicky’s 7/27/06 challenge to use stash fabric and no fabric purchases for the month of August. My husband will probably hug her neck. We’ve got College tuition, winter propane, and 2 tons of pellets for our pellet stove to purchase this month. I love a dare. I think I can do it.
1. New cell phone service—better reception in the woods.
2. My son helping me with the new phone.
4. Listening to Eric and Don laughing downstairs-Who's going to miss who when Eric leaves?