Remember when I did the tutorial called "Book It" on how to assemble a quilt of many blocks? I used a placemant-sized quiltlet for the demo. Well, I decided I'd better get it out of my sewing room and back onto my husband's Poang chair! It lived on the chair for a few weeks as a top, but then I got worried the edges would fray too much, so stole it back to quilt it . . . and it got a little buried in other projects.
I quilted it with . . . you guessed it, Sulky Blendables thread, this time in the 30-weight. I love how it turned out. I just HAVE to make a set of placemats like this for myself. Meals on Wheels got two; now it's my turn! But I have a few other projects to finish, I know.
|On the Poang!|
|Chilling while I worked on the Frenchy bag lining|
|Bella manages once again to find a quilt or pile of fabric on which to rest her shoulder. That's Naala's bum on the left.|
Today I was thinking about how much we can learn from animals. They live 100% in the moment, never stressing about what did or didn't happen, and what is going to come. They are so sensitive to mood, and all 3 of mine gravitate to my sewing room, whether it's the sewing/guest room here in our condo, or my sewing room corner of the basement in Kingsville. They sense a place where the ambiance is peaceful, where I exude happiness and contentment, and buzz with the excitement of creativity. I love having their presence in my happy place.