It is time to get serious, and finish up Toyland Tree, my new design for Christmas. As of yesterday, I can put the bear in the finished column. I tried to applique during the car show, but the wind kept blowing the thread into knots......so I gave up and finished this last night while watching Longmire. I love that show. Don't tell Mr. Joe, but I'm in love with Sheriff Longmire.....very James "Garnerish".
Okay all you appliquers out there listen up, I need your input. I put a swatch sheet together by scanning each fabric that I used to make the bear. Is this something that you would like to see included in the pattern? Right now I just use it when I'm making kits at the shop. I'm wondering if this would help in selecting your own fabrics and act as a fabric shopping guide. The main issue is that it would drive up the cost of the pattern due to extra pages, and color toner. What are your thoughts out in blogland? Would you be willing to pay more if something like this was included in the pattern?
Of course my plans for last week changed. I wanted to quilt October Magic, but I couldn't string a large enough block of time together to get it started. I don't like to leave quilts rolled up on my quilting machine for very long. It makes them wrinkly and out of sorts......just like me!
I'm off to the shop this morning for my normal work day. Tomorrow is my Sew'n Wild Oaks drop-in class at the shop. I'll be surrounded by quilters and fabric for two solid days! What could be better? Well.....chocolate of course.
For the past four years I've been signing off with "as always". Today marks a change to something new. "Soon"....I'll be with you before long.