While we were without power, I spent my time stitching on the Mumm's the Word quilt. I'm doing big stitch hand-quilting for this, which is a new technique for me.
When I got to the lower left corner, I started stitching in the two inner borders there, and then realized I needed to be able to stitch all the way around all at once. I can't start stitching here and there because there's no way to be sure the spacing will be right when lines of stitching come together. (Does that make sense?)
Now my plan is to finish stitching the entire center of the quilt and then work my way around the three borders at the same time.
It's hard to see the stitching, but this is what I have finished so far.
When I pick this up again, I'll work my way across the top and then down. It's slow-going, but I'm not in a hurry.
Next up is Block 19 of 20 blocks for the Bee-utiful quilt. I'm calling my quilt "Bee Loving". This is the "Bee Adventurous" block.
Mine is traced out now and ready to stitch. Her truck is mint green, but my grandfather had a truck like this that was Marine Corps green. I'm going to use that color for my truck.
Also, I have some metallic floss left over from the Gingerbread Square quilt. I'm considering using that for the bumper and grill...and maybe the hubcaps. I haven't decided yet, and really, I never know until I start stitching. What do you think?
When the power came back on yesterday, I quilted the 5th of 12 blocks for the Cats of a Different Color. I'm trying to make my paw prints lead from one block to the next, although I started my first block in the wrong place to make it work for the whole quilt. That's okay. At some point, the cat will walk off the quilt and start someplace else. No harm done.
Today really is going to be a NBS day. There's nothing on the agenda, and so it's going to be a stay-at-home-in-my-sweats-and-be-warm-dry-and-safe day. Can't beat that.