With the 'Dog Days of Summer' upon us. It feels like I'm busier than a mosquito in a nudist colony, but at the same time, a bit hesitant to work on some of the 'big' stuff.
For example, this week I finished up the quilting around 'Barney' - that unfinished quilt that came out of storage earlier this year. I've been working on it little by little in between other projects during my daily morning sewing sessions. The only thing left is the binding.
I've received lots of input from the facebook group for binding choices, but I haven't quite mustered the energy to start flinging the quilt around to trim the batting and backing and apply the binding. Dog Days can be like that . . .
I'm headed to New York City at the end of the month. I'm taking a hand-stitching class in thread painting with the EGA (Embroidery Guild of America). The class involves some advance prep using the tiniest needle I've ever handled! Fortunately, the silk cloth arrived with the drawing already in place.
I'm ready for class after completing the split stitch around the outer edges and prominent features of the design with one strand of floss and a size 12(!) needle.
Eventually this will be a very realistic-looking Costa's Hummingbird (with any luck). I've never done anything like this before, so I'm both excited and intimidated.
I even treated myself to an aficot (Had to look that up when I read the supply list! Never heard of it before!)
And I've been chipping away at another really big project that I can't say too much about . . . yet. More news on this next fun thing from the Hummingbird Highway in the next week or maybe two. Very exciting! And big news very soon! Here is some inspiration to tide you over. . .