First, I would like to thank each and every one of you who commented on my last post and the personal emails and lovely notes that I received. You have made me cry with your kindness and healing words. It was difficult to share my personal story and I am relieved that you received it favorably.
I have been doing handwork these past couple of weeks and so I will share with you some finishes. I have done a few happy dances.
I finished this flamingo wall hanging that I started a couple of years ago and it was sold before I even had the binding sewn on. It was originally for myself and by the time I got it finished I was interested in something else.
I sandwiched, tied and bound 3 quilts for the Linus project. The organization keeps quilts in police cars for victims. The two baby ones are made with scrap flannel I had around and the youth quilt was made from scrap fabric that someone gave me.
I completed this Swedish weave afghan for a wedding that we will be going to on October 3rd.
Oh, and I have been stitching - this is from the World of Stitching magazine and will be a gift. The recipient doesn't read my blog. I hope to have this completed in the next week or so.
We had some guests for dinner this past week and we had fresh pickerel (walleye). I decided to decorate around the fish theme and I thought you would appreciate this photo of our dining table. That is a muskie in the center of the table, fishing rods leaning in the corner, lures hanging off my valances, a pike hanging on the wall and a souwester on the giraffe. They were all donated by friends. I also added a close up so you can see the seashells, the napkins with the yellow duckies and the pictures for the guests to color between dinner and dessert.
These were all mature adults and they colored like small children. It was great fun to listen to them as they discussed and traded colors and laid out their designs. I kept the colored photos and am trying to come up with some way to make a souvenir out of them. Any suggestions?
Well, Thanksgiving and Christmas are creeping up on me very quickly. We will celebrate Christmas with the tree and all the trimmings as we won't be home for Christmas this year. I will try and include a couple of photos after I get it all decorated.
Till next time, take care all. And again, thank you so much for your kindness.
Keep on stitching.