I don't know what the neighborhood boys were shooting off last night, but they sure make a racket! I was sorting thread as the new year rang in. As I said before I "don't have a life." I wanted to get organized to start a "Freckles" stitchery I ordered from my Auntie Katie at Primitive Woolens in Missouri. I got the thread corralled, and the first three patterns traced. I use a fish tank and Ott light for a light box. It works okay for these small blocks, but I have to stand up the whole time, so I end up with an achy back, if I work too long.
I couldn't ignore my sewing machine though, so I worked on a collection of mini quilts. I'd bought the pattern last year at Shop Hop from Melisa at Sweet Home, and this week I went back and got the frame the quilts hang on. So I should probably make the little quilts! Here is what I have so far:
I finished the rail fence and was deciding how to quilt it and what color to bind it with. Turquoise? Maybe light green? Can't decide.
So on to the next little quilt.
I had too many rows on the second quilt, or so I thought. A quick check of the pattern told me I had shorted my rail fence a row. I'll fix it tomorrow. Maybe grey-green?
Happy New Year to all!