Hello Everyone! I hope you all are having a great weekend and for those here in the US, getting ready to share a wonderful Thanksgiving with family members. I have already made my cranberry sauce and it smelled wonderful while the cranberries were cooking. I also managed to get the County Fair quilt top and Scenic Farm finished this week!
I couldn’t get a good picture of the entire quilt, but this one shows the borders. I’m very happy with it and love the Christmas Figs fabric by Fig Tree. I’ll have to wait until after Thanksgiving to spray baste it. I hope it warms up some since I’ll need to do it outside.
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my picture of the last stitch in Scenic Farm. I love it! After looking at it on the design wall, I knew it had to be blocked before taking it to be framed.
I have a blocking mat that I use for my knitting and it came in handy to block Scenic Farm. I got it mostly straight on the left edge and I’m hoping the framer will be able to stretch it as he pins it to make the left edge straight. I took it to Michael’s where I had Anniversaries of the Heart framed, but the framer who did that one had moved to another store in Maryland. I grilled the new guy about how he was going to frame it and I was satisfied he had enough experience with stitched pieces that I left it after choosing the frame. It should be done in a few weeks, so I’ll have the statistics figured out by the time I have it back.
It may be a week from Wednesday before my next post. I plan on enjoying time with family this week and probably won’t get much sewing done, although I am going to start a few new cross stitch projects. Even after the year and a half that we’ve had, I hope we can all reflect on things to be thankful for. I appreciate that you all take time to stop by a couple of times a week and share my crafting and travel journeys with me. Take care and I hope you all have a great week and Thanksgiving.
Beautiful quilt, Brenda! The colours are so soft and pretty with the reds and greens. Your Scenic Farm cross-stitch is such a treasure – I just can’t get over all the details in the picture and the intricate stitching it took to make this. Love, love it!
Excellent work! Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your time with your family.
Beautiful quilt colors. The Scenic Farm cross stitch piece is gorgeous. The piece was a lot of stitches. Happy Thanksgiving.
Hooray for you! The crossstitched piece is beautiful. When you started it I really didn’t think much of the piece, except that it looked like a lot of work! But it is beautiful! It represents a lot of hours and determination to complete the project. Lovely!
Beautiful quilt and cross stitch. Enjoy your time with family
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