You heard it right I have started a new project, I could not resist. I have several friends who are doing this Wool Crazy quilt by JoAnn Mullaly. My friend Janet came by yesterday and we made our base for one block of the quilt. I have so much wool that I figured I need to use it up somehow, so as a spur of the moment idea we decided to take the plunge. We were both able to get our blocks laid out and basted. They look fabulous. I stayed up real late and tacked stitched all of my wool down on my block. Unfortunately I do not have a camera to snap a photo. The family is at the beach this week and took the camera with them. But I have included a couple scans of it:
I was going to get moving on mine but I have a lot of embroidery that I want to finish up first. So I will wait for Janet to come over again and then we can work on them together. I went through my books and found a couple that we will be using for looking up stitches as we complete the blocks.
I also will be doing mine a little different than the primitive look of the original. I do love how the original looks but I wanted to try something different. So I am also using a lot of designs out of these two books:
I cannot wait to get started on it, but for now I will have to be patient.
I also out together a small disappearing 9-Patch wall hanging quilt. My friend Sharon is going to be teaching a class on a wall hanging similar. I used an older charm square pack from Judie Rothermel call America the Beautiful and then I added a Moda Solid for the embroidery blocks. I also scanned a little section of it for you to see:
I went to bed about 4am this morning and woke up two hours later sick as can be. I believe it is my allergies, I can barely talk and my throat is hurting pretty bad, so I have been nursing myself and being lazy all day watching television, which is odd for me – I am not a big television fan. I had to cancel my massage Janet got me for my birthday, this morning – I was very sad about that but I figured it wouldn’t be as nice since I was sick. I was supposed to be cleaning house while the family was away but that did not happen and at this point probably wont.
I am thinking of doing a rain dance. We have gone many weeks with rain all around us but not raining at our house. I believe last year I was complaining about the same thing around the end of summer and we ended up having the rain from Hurricane Bill dump way too much rain on us. I tell you I am tired of the dry weather but I don’t want a 3 day downpour.
My friend Janet just called to check on me and we got a good giggle out of my voice. I sound pretty funny. Well off to rest some more!! Have a great day!