Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Joy joy joy! Joy in the Morning! 

I have been working on another BOM from Attic Heirlooms. This wall hanging is called Joy in the Morning by Norma Whaley, Timeless Traditions. 

Two of my friends convinced me to try this applique and embroidery challenge. Most of the applique is wool with a few cotton fabric pieces that make it more varied and interesting. The alternate blocks are all cotton.

I am really enjoying each of these little 6-inch blocks. It has been fun searching through my embroidery threads and silk ribbons to make each block special. I'm using the pattern photo to guide my color choices for the most part, a few changes here and there. 

It is good to have something absorbing to work on in the time of quarantine and isolation. My husband and I were finally able to take our new camper to the North Maine Woods recently. We went swimming and relaxed for a couple of days. It is a long ride to where we like to camp but we enjoy the ride, too. I worked on a simple backstitch embroidery piece while we were there. I'll post about that soon. 

Take care! Stay safe and stay home. Wash your hands. Wear a mask, it's the least we can do, don't you think? Thinking of  you, my quilting friends, as I stitch and dream!