One of the things I got done this weekend was adding the flower centers to the satin stitch applique blocks.
These four blocks really were quite dated and the fabrics shouted late 80’s, early 90’s. But, the addition of some new fabrics and some nice stitching and they’re actually a very respectable job. I don’t know if I’ll ever do much satin stitch. But, if you’re considering it for a project, know that it wasn’t near as hard as I thought it would be. And, it goes faster than I expected. I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again, if the right project came along.
I’m also doing the ditchwork on this holiday quilt. I have no idea what comes after that. I thought I’d just start and see if inspiration finds me. Sometimes that works.
This week ends the first grading cycle for Syd. We’re having our same old issue, not turning in work on time. So, the whole family is focused on that right now, trying to encourage and keep her motivated, but really, I’d gladly do her a grievous harm right now because this happens over and over and over and over and our reaction to it never wavers. And, she always manages to pull it off in the end. I don’t know how. And, it’s way more work and stress than it needs to be. But there are some things we can’t change, and we just need to manage through them.
In the meantime, I’ll keep sewing as much as I can because that, I can control. Be well everybody.