Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Binding that quilt

My evenings sure go fast. After cooking some food for lunch today, stripping the bed to wash the sheets, and vacuuming the studio, I turned on the TDF to watch the first hour and the last hour of the race (Stage 10) while I sewed the binding on the flannel quilt.
Tonight I will miter the corners and get it trimmed. I got my next cross stitch project started yesterday at lunchtime. I had a huge piece of Fiddler's cloth that I have had since the late 80's. Fiddler's cloth is an Aida cloth that is a heather oatmeal color. I really don't like stitching on Aida, but I thought I would make a couple pillows for Xmas gifts and use up some of the cloth. I found a design in a book from the library. They had stitched it in a dark green.
I am going to stitch one in black DMC and the other one in this variegated thread.  Even with cutting two 18" squares from the Fiddler's cloth, I still have more left!
This will be a good project to take with me to work on at the merchandise booth when I have no customers since I won't need a chart to look at to stitch the border. Here is how far I have gotten in 1 1/2 hours.
Then speaking of deer - last night I saw the doe and her fawn in the backyard. I hadn't seen them for a couple weeks. The fawn is eating vegetation, but is still nursing too.


Frog Quilter said...

Glad to see you are keeping busy. Nice cross stitch project and the deer are SO CUTE!!!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Is that a 14 count cloth you are stitching on?

Vicki W said...

We have seen so many fawns this year. Too many really but I expect the local (growing) coyote population to take care of things. Nature always finds a balance.