How about a post to catch up on things? Sit back and let me show you what I’ve been up to lately. Where to begin….well, let’s start with a text from my younger brother. He sent me a photo of an apron I made for my niece and sister-in-law several years ago. The text said “My shop apron”. Clearly, time to jump into action and make him something appropriate. I hopped online and found some Parson Gray home dec weight fabric on sale at Quilt Home. He loves orange so the choice was easy–two different prints for one reversible shop apron. I even added a masculine touch for the neck straps. He’s a very satisfied sibling.I also made the last block for the Color Therapy quilt. This month the colors are Oriental Blue and Citrine–confident and bold. I settled on two prints from past collections of Amy Butler’s. I’m a sucker for dots and could not resist adding them to this last block.It goes well with all the others too, don’t you agree? Now I just need to set aside time for choosing and adding sashing.But the thing I’ve been spending most of my time on is the AMH EPP project. Look!!! No more papers!Yesterday, I finished removing the last of the papers and stitched it to a border. I haven’t decided on the treatment for the EPP edge where it meets the border. At the moment, I’m torn between adding a hand embroidery embellishment or using a decorative stitch on the machine with some of Jane’s new 12 wt. thread for Superior Threads. I have time to decide as I only ordered the thread and the backing fabric yesterday.Seeing it without all the papers, following the unevenness of the gravel, is amazing. I can’t quite believe I’ve gotten this far. Soon, I’ll be stealing time to baste and quilt it. (Because, of course, it’s almost time to start on sample sewing for Spring Market.)
And that’s about it for the goings on around here lately. Yesterday’s mail brought me a copy of Neil Gaiman’s short story collection, Trigger Warning. I’m looking forward to a little sewing break and some great reading.