I had my post all finished except for the last photo and lost it! All of it! What's up with that? It always auto saves every minute!
So now you get the "Reader's Digest Condensed" version, 'cause it's way past my bedtime!
We said "goodbye" to Williamsburg this morning and ten long hours later we said "hello" to Nashville. We gained an hour because we crossed another time zone, so that hour will be put to good use catching up on some zzz's.
Although I did a little knitting in the car, there will be no stitching this evening. I did however browse through my new book by Kim Diehl; Simple Charm.
There are probably a half dozen projects that I would like to put on my quilting bucket list.
A lovely scrappy table runner, Pie Birds
This wall hanging might look nice with a mixture of wool and cotton. It would be pretty easy to applique the houses instead of piecing.
Speaking of wool, I think I forgot to show you a little wool project I started in Cape Cod. I used the wrong sized thread to applique the star above the door so that will be coming off and being redone, but over all I think I am going to like it. Wool projects can be a little pricey but I helped defray some of the cost by recycling a wool winter coat that I no longer wear.
The trees and sheep still need to be stitched and then long weeping branches to be embroidered and that is one half finished. All the cutting is done for the opposite end so that should go quickly.
Another project I have my eye on is in the latest issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. Their first ever Quilt-Along!
Between Nov.19 - Feb.5 there are 10 different bloggers making their version of Tone It Down. They are sharing tips and comments along the way.
1. Amy Ellis amyscreativeside.com
2. Anne Sutton. bunnyhillblog.com
3. Camille Roskelley camilleroskelley.typepad.com
4. Carrie Nelson. lavieenrosie.typepad.com
5. Jane Davidson. quiltjane.blogspot.com
6. Jen keltner allpeoplequilt.com/blog
7. Kimber Jolly. fatquartershop.blogspot.com
8. Lisa Bongean. lisabongean.com
9. Lissa Alexander. modalissa.blogspot.com
10. Sherri. McConnell. aquiltinglife.com
I have purchased a few new classes from Craftsy in the last couple weeks, and I think I will round off the evening with a lesson or two. I think I have probably purchased 8-10 classes over the last two years. I highly recommend them. There are a couple free ones you can check out if you are interested and if you keep your eyes open they often have their classes at a 50% discount quite frequently.
See you in Branson tomorrow night!