Sunday, May 28, 2017

A Tiring Day!

Well I've completed as much of the quilting as I'm gonna do on this baby.  It's quite the work in progress.  I finished squaring it off and added the matching bindings and pinned and marked the mitred corners.  Too tired to sew them after the Camp Robinson and Perrault Falls bush flowers and fern digging I did this afternoon.  We drove back to Dryden in quite a brief storm burst.  No funnel clouds visible thank goodness.  Been spitting and raining most of the day here.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Feeling Delighted!!!

That my first major fabric art wall hanging is coming along very nicely!!!  I worked on fixing up the large island and distant hills some 2 hrs.  Then this morning instead of going out for coffee with their friends I spent 2 hrs 20 min doing something detailed thread painting on the mountains and trees in the foreground.   LOVE IT!!!!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

My Day!!!

Thank you Thank you Thank you for the birthday wishes.

So far it's been awesome - blue sky, scattered white puffy clouds and lots of warm sunshine!!!  I'm in Dryden ON.  Breakfast at A&W.  Drove to Sioux Lookout with my sister and BinL to Giant Tiger and Red Apple - great buys there and lunch at Tim's and brief limited shopping at both quilting shops and now at home resting.  Tonight is supper at B&B's - I get a discount for my supper equivalent to my age AWESOME - Florence and Roy are joining us too.

And awesome day too!!!  Yes I had my ribs and even two pieces and leftover ceasar salad from Tim's for tomorrow too.  I didn't tell them when making reservations but when ordering mentioned it was my birthday and she asked my age to apply the discount on my meal.  But she brought me the lit cheesecake w carmel sauce - nice finish to my meal!!!  Thank you Sylvia and Len and also to our friends Florence and Roy for joining me - so much nicer than me going out myself - still enjoyable but nicer with others too.  But it sure was noisy in there tonight - large group of middle aged women took over half the restaurant!!!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Finally a Sunny Day!!!

It's a beautiful day - blue sky and lots of sunshine.  This morning I headed out for a good walk around town but I'm out of routine and cut it short at 5.7 kms.  Arrived back just as Sylvia and Len got home from coffee and she quickly set me to priming the new bedroom wall while she was outside readying her yard decor to put at as soon as the landscape service gets here to build the flowerbeds.  Guess I'll start some stitching shortly.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Feeling Ecstatic!!!

Here's the various stages in photos and time so far!!!

Next is some overstitching to keep all bonded and then the sandwiching and final quilting.   Hopefully these steps go as easily as the layering.  😆  Don't worry Monika Franz-Lien it's for you!!!

Mockup - 6 hrs

Top third - 3 hrs

Middle section - 3 hrs

Middle section fix up - 3 hrs

Foreground and details - 4 hrs

Feeling Ecstatic!!!

It's beautiful - I just LOVE it!!!!!
Hmmmmm wonder if I should let it go or keep for myself???
So far I've spent 19 hours!!!