6 Hours By Myself + Sewing Room + A Pan of Brownies = Bliss
Ms In Charge spent the day helping out at a local pre-school. All 5 of our kids went there and the teacher is a quilting friend! Ms In Charge had a blast and as you can see, so did I!
The pattern is Sweet Tart by the ever talented Camille. I started with 7 fat quarters of Farmer’s Market by Sandi Henderson of Porabellopixie. After re-reading the instructions, I went stash diving for more fabric. I opened my Moda cupboard and added a few Woodland Blooms, one Quilt Pink fabric, and a Max and Nobie Christmas print, which I used for the sashing and border. After only about 5 hours, this is what I had.
I decided I would hand buttonhole the applique. I’m not quite done, and I’m over that urge already. There’s a reason I usually machine buttonhole applique. Time.
There’s no question that the handwork really does add another dimension. It will be worth it!
And after school, kid stuff, dinner, and lots of noisy banter, I ended my day with this.
Caricia is growing. I considered trying to finish it for a special banquet on Valentine’s Day. I’ve been doing a repeat a day, but they’re getting realllllllllly long. I also have quite a bit of yarn left, and I want this thing luxuriously large, so I’ve convinced myself not to rush it.
So today is back to reality and doing all the things I should have been doing yesterday. Oh, but it was worth it!