I'm a bit excited to show you what I've been practicing on, as I venture into the world of wool applique.
I've been collecting Valdani threads to display in an old typesetter's drawer. I can see what I have in an instant. I'm practicing my stitching, and it's coming along. I feel very confident with the three stitches that I've been working on. In looking at this picture, I think I may remove the chain stitch on the leaf. It seems a little too bold for my liking.
My friend Debbie and I took a wool applique class from Lisa Van Groningen last week at Ladybugs quilt shop in Manteca.
It was an hour and a half drive for us, and Lisa's instruction was worth every mile of travel. We left feeling so inspired and filled to the brim with knowledge, and my head was spinning with ideas.
Yesterday, a goodie box arrived from Marcus Fabrics with Lanacot Wools.
If wool can be just delicious.....then they are absolutely delicious. I have many plans for these beauties!
On another note, I usually keep my political views to myself. After the carnage that happened yesterday in Texas, I can no longer stay silent. My heart aches with sadness for the families of those lost to another senseless shooting. My heart aches for the lives ended before they had a chance to live. This has to end before another child is killed, before another family buries a loved one. We need to vote out our leaders who are more interested in staying in office and having power than doing the right thing. Exercise your right to vote at the midterms. Enough...period.