It was another busy weekend around la casa de That Man Quilts. On Saturday, I worked in the garden. I had really let it go too long. It had gotten way too overgrown during the heat, when I didn't want to go outside. Now, you can see individual plants again. And, the plants are out of the shade. Hopefully, it will look good when Rob's Mom is here in a couple weeks.
While the sewing room was down, I worked on something new. Something I could make outside of the sewing room. This is a little kit I bought at the quilt show a couple weeks ago. This is where I started.
But, it didn't really make me happy. So, I kept playing. And, I got here.
Still not there...excuse the misplaced nose and scarf, I just saw that...I'll get it figured out, but I might be moving things around for a good while more. I have another tree cut out because I believe that should be an odd number. And, there are still the three snowflakes to lay out. I think it's the pinecones at the top that bother me. They just don't really add anything for me. The good thing is, until I iron it down, I can move it anywhere I want to.
I'm also making Sydney a shirt for her birthday. She picked the fabric the last time she and I went quilt shopping. It's very strange quilt fabric. It's a batik, but it's very light weight batik. Consequently, it's stretchy and squirmy like rayon and straight lines were a struggle.
But, the hard part is done now. All that's left is buttons and buttonholes, and while they aren't hard, they are my least favorite part of shirtmaking. I even embroidered her name in the yoke. She saw it hanging on the chair on Sunday afternoon, so she knows I'm working on it. But, I wouldn't let her look at it. Hopefully I can keep her hands off it til her birthday.
Everybody have a great week. Sorry I didn't blog yesterday but the computer gods were against me. Today, everything worked slick as a whistle. Grrrr. That's the stuff makes me feel cray-cray!