We are home from Big Bear, and it appears that I can now upload photos to my blog. Before I post any of our 4th Of July pictures though, I will post the table topper and wallhanging I finished before leaving.
This patriotic panel was one that I bought a few years ago. I am practicing my machine quilting with these pieces, so I am not expecting perfection.
The patriotic runner quilted like a dream. I used a red thread, which makes the quilting pop.
After finishing that one, I got to work on the Fall wall hanging. This was my favorite one, and I wanted it to turn out nice. But I had nothing but trouble with it. My thread broke, the tension seemed off. I changed to different thread, and it broke. I changed the needle, and I kept getting birdnests on the back side. I must have changed threads a half a dozen times. So it has many different colors on it, although they are all in the Autumn hues.
Next up, I have this table topper to do. I may start it tomorrow.
When I was in Big Bear I went to the quilt shop in town. The ladies
were talking about their upcoming Guild meeting this Wednesday, and they
invited me to come. I would really love to go. They are having a
guest speaker who is a long arm quilter and she is doing a trunk show.
They break for lunch, and then have free sewing at the quilt shop. I was hoping my friend Jae could come up with me, but she has something going on already. I love going up there, but being away this time of year with it being so hot, and the garden needing attention every day, makes so much work for me when I get home.
I have been harvesting my corn. We had some of it in the mountains and it was delicious!