Last week was one of those weeks that I'm really glad to have over.
I ended up getting strep throat early on in the week and spent the rest of it in bed. Ugh. It was awful and I sure am thankful for medicines that work and for family that is able to help out with the kids. My sweet sister Jennifer took my kids for a few days and did so many fun things with them. They had a great time at her house (she had 6 kids to care for). The only bad thing is, I ended up giving the strep to her. My husband and kids haven't gotten it... or anyone in her family. It would just be like twins to get/share the same illness, wouldn't it?!
I do hope she feels better soon, unfortunately I know how awful she feels. :(
I've got a bunch of pictures to share. A new project... (this one above) of a vintage kit that I'm starting to stitch and put together. It's a flower loom kit from Studio Twelve made in the 70's. This one is called "Spring Song" and is in the lime and yellow colorway. I've started embroidering some of the leaves. Once it's finished, it gets stretched and stapled onto stretcher bars. Then I can hang it on the wall... I'm thinking above my bed, since this one is really long and skinny (finishing at 12" x 48").
The kits can sometimes be found on ebay, if your interested in them. That's where I've purchased the ones that I have.
The Vanilla and Blooms quilt is going well. All 50 blocks are made and it's ready to be sewn into a quilt top. Should be a quick and good thing to get me back at the sewing machine.
This little bird crewel embroidery is finished up by now, but I thought you might like seeing a little more of the progress. I'm going to staple this one onto stretcher bars, too... once I do that I'll take some pictures of it all finished up.
And here's my Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt blocks so far.
Weeks 5 and 6 blocks included #30 End of Day, #4 Basket Weave, #6 Big Dipper, #39 Friendship. I think it's week 7 this week, so I'll have to open my book up and pick out a couple more to make some evening.
One of the big projects I was working on before the great sickness, was the repainting of K's room. Yes, she picked the color and I think I'm learning to like it. It's very bright and all that really matters is that she loves it, right?! (Secretly, I'm so glad it's only the upper half of the wall... I don't think I could handle the room being entirely that green color) We almost have it put back together and I'll share a few pictures later. She's using my Single Girl quilt on the bed and that seems to make it all so much better (in my mind)!
Ok, so hopefully you've enjoyed the recap and progress on recent projects. I'm looking forward to staying healthy and getting back to the sewing machine.
Hope your day is going well!