Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Dresdens and Stencils
I made THREE dresden plates yesterday - woohoo! That brings me up to 9 made out of 28 - almost 1/3 done with these! This just goes to show you that a bit of time once per week can help you toward your goals. And do you see that SUNSHINE! The weather is warm - we'll be in the 70's for the rest of the week - wow!
And later in the day I finished cutting my stencil. I could just eat this pattern up - I love it so much!
It's hard to tell, but in the photo above the stencil has been pressed to one piece of the fabric.
Now I thought this would be the easy part - tracing the stencil openings with a fabric marker. I was wrong. The tip of the marker tends to catch the fabric, grabbing it and making it move a bit. It just takes a bit of time and patience. I am about half way done with tracing one of the four pieces of fabric. I plan to trace all four pieces before moving forward to the next step. I can't wait to get to the hand sewing! And clear my dining room table again!
Today is En Provence day - I'm hoping to get more blocks sewn together. But first I'm going to ease into the day with a cup of tea. And maybe we'll go for a swim in a little while.
TV watching - we started Goliath on Amazon last night - recommended by one of my friendly readers (THANK YOU!) - it's very good!!! Since Hubby retired we seem to be making better use of Netflix and Amazon TV.
I'm wishing you a very nice day!