Before I left this morning, I spent some time finishing up the last of the four wonky houses for the little Wonky Houses sew-along from Jenny of Elefantz. And these are the first pictures I've taken since the return of my camera.
Looking pretty good, huh? I'm not talking about the embroidery. It's fine too, but remember the spots I was getting on my images? Here's how it looked before I took it in for repair.
And now? All gone!
And my embroidery pieces are finished too. All in all, a good day. This piece still has one more embroidered piece to go with it, but I didn't want to do that until I'd sewn it into a top. Here's how the whole thing looks:
Next, I'm going to start on the next embroidered pieces for the Gardener's Journal quilt. In the process, I'm going to try out the new product I was introduced to last month: Sticky Fabri-Solvy. It's used to transfer embroidery designs to fabric. I've heard good things about it, but I've never used it before. I'm hoping it will be easy to figure out. (Note to self: search for a YouTube video.)
I'll take a lot of pictures as I do it so you can see how well it works as I'm learning to use it.
That will be a few days from now. I've been very busy getting ready for my friend Lisa's visit, which I am terrifically excited about. Lisa and I have been texting back and forth about what she should bring, etc., and we are both looking forward to a girls' weekend. Today I bought a bunch of food because nobody goes away from a visit at the Three Cats Ranch without gaining ten pounds. Including the cats. Even though they are on the smallish side in comparison.
Tomorrow I have a bit more housework to do, and I need to do a little work in the greenhouse. Hopefully, I'll squeeze in some sewing time in the afternoon.
Summer is here to stay in Oregon, I believe. How was your day?