I stitched along on my Red Thread piece last night. I have finished the left six boxes and am working along on the right six. I am only stitching the tops for placement purposes, since the red thread moves between the boxes, so no sense in stitching the whole thing only to have to rip it out. Once I get all my box tops stitched, I’ll move along to my January block. As I mentioned in my last post I am having an issue with my fabric.
As you can see, when I stitch the border that goes around all the blocks, I will have barely an inch or so left over. I can probably sew a strip of fabric on that edge for the purpose of framing, but really – I can’t believe I don’t have more room! I’m anxious to see how the right side lines up. I started in the middle and worked my way over, so I’m not sure why this isn’t fitting better.
In an effort to clean up my craft room/office and get organized, I went to Michaels yesterday and bought this box to keep my Kreinik spools in. I’ve amassed quite a few because I’ve been collecting the ones I need for my Nativity project – which calls for 39 spools. Yikes! They do look pretty together though, don’t they?
I also received some great charts in the mail yesterday. I sent a Christmas ornament from a series that she collects to Stacy. In return, she so sweetly sent me two LHN charts I did not have – Quilt Time Sampler and Peach Tree Cottage. Thank you Stacy!!
Oh, and have you seen the new Provence Mandala from Martina Weber? I just think it’s gorgeous. It would be so pretty in my kitchen. I think on white, with the blue borders it looks like a china pattern. Love it!
Well, I think that’s about it for me today. I had to call the HR department at my old job to find out when I should expect my severance payout. It’s due here on the 29th, which will be a big relief. I did talk to our vet last night as well and told her that it was probably a blessing in disguise that I am home right now instead of working, so that I can keep an eye on Romeo. We had to increase his insulin dose because his blood sugar was still too high. I’m glad I can watch him though to make sure he doesn’t get into a low blood sugar situation. There is a silver lining in everything, right?! He will be going in for the day next week so that they can test him again and see how he’s doing. I’ve been job finding (rather than searching) and also working on Tesori a little bit here and there. I think I will easily get one block done this week, but finishing a second will be a push. I’m gonna try though! Eric has another business trip to go on, so I will have another 24 hours of intense stitching coming my way soon! Hope you’re all having a great week!
Walk to Rivendell: Camp in thickets. (Total Miles Walked: 265)
I am grateful for being able to watch Romeo.