Saturday, September 3, 2011
Back From Vacation
So what did I do on my summer vacation? I started sewing for Christmas! I picked up this little darling at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach back in July and brought her along to stitch in the airplane. It is one of a series of Vintage Christmas Ornaments by Chickadee Hollow Designs and was sold in several of the stands at the market. What is unusual about these kits is that the fabric is not only preprinted with the design but also colored in several areas. The kit gives the colors of DMC floss to use, but not where to use them. Most of this is fairly self explanatory, but I ended up not using several of the colors as I couldn't figure out from the photo on the package where they went. But it came out cute anyway. All she needs now is a hanging loop.
I did managed to finish the bullions on the Waterfall Christening Gown, so now all that needs to be done is to construct it. I'm actually looking forward to that as I haven't done much on the machine lately and I'm itching to get to it.
I also managed to smock three Wee Care gowns but the really important thing is we got out of Connecticut Saturday morning ahead of Hurricane Irene. Our son had to stay behind, but as he is in Graduate Student Housing with three foot thick walls on the sixth floor, we weren't too worried for him. Eastern Connecticut didn't have too much damage, but I really feel for the poor folks in the western part of the state and in Vermont.
So now it's Labor Day weekend here in the US and I hope to get my Golden Pomegranate back into the hoop and get some stitching done! I hope all of you have a great weekend!