In between preparations, visiting with family and Black Friday shopping (yes, I go every year), I've been slowly working on my Dresden Plate wall hanging. I'm using a machine blanket stitch to attach them to my background. It's been rather slow going, only because I'm trying to end up at each point and valley on my stitching. It takes a lot of adjustment and even then some of them are still a little off.
|Closeup of the blanket stitching|
Usually I enjoy piecing the tops more than quilting them, but this one might be an exception. All of that blank space just calls out for some custom quilting and I spent some time doodling ideas (and had a lot of fun doing it!)
I even bought a compass set so I can make big enough circles. I've already pieced the back and would love to get this basted and start quilting it soon. I'm really looking forward to it.
Early in the morning, my cats usually join me in my sewing room and keep me company. For the most part, they behave themselves and simply nap. That is until it approaches breakfast time. Then they turn into persistent little pests begging for food. David follows me around and jumps on whatever it is I'm working on...
And Sam keeps ramming her head into my leg. (She has arthritis and has trouble jumping on the furniture.)
The others just follow me around and cry. When I head downstairs to feed them, they all race to their spots. Each of them eats a different kind of food and in a different room and they all know they're places. It's really quite a funny sight!
"Don't hang out with angry people; don't keep company with hotheads. Bad temper is contagious—don't get infected."
Proverbs 22:24-25 (MSG)