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11/19/2016

Late Night Stitching

I literally sewed into the night, finishing at 1 PM. 
Sleep came easily. I guess "Sewing does a person good."

I worked on a table topper using some Island Batik strips of blues 
that came in my most recent Island Batik box. 
I used a 9 degree ruler, so it gives a bit of movement to the sections. 
I liked the winter theme of these strips. 
I know they are from a number of different collections. but they look so nice together. 

I embroidered a few finger puppets. Papa Bears from Goldilocks story. 

Finally, I worked for about an hour sewing this sunset with scraps of Island Batiks I just couldn't toss from other projects. (I have more, so more landscapes will be made.) But it was the most relaxing sewing for me....so forgiving, a great experiment with my threads, and a satisfying artistic item. I am not sure if I will frame it or sew a binding on it. It could become a journal cover. 
So many possibilities to explore. 

The postal carrier came to the door with a box just before 11 AM.
 It contained my 3 quilts I sent to the Connections Quilt Festival for the Island Batik exhibit. 
Thank you, Linda, for getting them back to me safely. 

I am ready now to clean house so I can get back to sewing on this COLD, blustery day in West Michigan. We have little flakes of snow spurting from the clouds, but nothing is sticking. 
(The ground is still warm from our near-70 degrees yesterday!

Hope you can take time to sew a project this weekend. Thanks for visiting. 

2 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

Great projects Nancy. Happy Turkey day!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Your blue batiks have an interesting woven look about them. Happy Thanksgiving.