Sunday, January 16, 2011

Fresh candy canes...

Last night I was able to put the last few stitches in the next Winter Wonderland block.  This was the 6th one completed, only 4 more to go before I can start putting the quilt together.

Winter Wonderland Block 6

It is also by far the largest one I've worked on, but I do know there's one remaining block that will be even larger.  All of the stitching is done with a simple backstitch using black size 12 perle cotton.

I'm going to stop working on these blocks long enough to finish the hand applique for Here's My Heart, a pattern by Bunny Hill Designs.  Between working on it last night and some tonight, I almost have the vines completed.

Here's My Heart
It really doesn't look like much now, but I'll start adding the leaves and flowers next.  I'm enjoying getting back to doing some hand applique.  I do all of mine using the back-basting method - meaning I baste each piece in place from the back before appliqueing it down.

I managed to get a surprise picture of David.  He looks rather grumpy here although he's really not.

Until later...

"Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. . . . Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you." 
Romans 12:2 (MSG)

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