I started the week, however, slow stitching quite a bit on the Swoon quilt and machine stitching this rooster to the background fabric...
I don't know if you can tell but I carefully mitered each corner... I will machine quilt the rooster as there are sooo many seams and fabric bits on the back side of this lovingly english paper pieced rooster... it is a pattern by Violet Craft... but I and my bestie who pieced it by hand do NOT recommend her EPP patterns as they are quite a challenge! But now it is done so I thought I better get on with finishing it... it will find a home in our home to be displayed year round as yet another dual effort of Connie and me :)
The rooster now measures 28 1/2" square & I still need to trim out the black fabric from the strips I appliqued it on to the rooster with... so no shadowing of the black through those neutrals happens! That will be tediously slow and may be part of my hand work today!
Then before I could do anything else... my honey decided it was time to decorate my room with me! Yahoo I said and stopped all my other efforts to focus on what would go where ....
My honey has had the honor to work with some of Nashville, Tennessee's finest decorators so his knowledge in this area is VAST!!!
Here is how it turned out...
|the left wall as you walk in the room .... over the buffet|
|to the right of that... or what you see from the doorway directly|
|to the right of that... as you look out by the pond & around my 301 Julius|
|finally the last wall in the room is my design wall and up high I can't reach well so he added my banner there!|
I don't know if my captions made sense but here is a panoramic view of my room before decorating to help you see where all things are now...
I got my hair trimmed on Friday... and was I GLAD!!!! I'll share a selfie I took...
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>>> Finally I need some input from y'all! <<<My best girlfriend Jannessa gifted me this honeybun & yardage - fabric kit by Moda called "Winterlude".
I like both but this would make a table runner 18" x 60" for our kitchen & 2 smaller sized placemats as a gift for Jannessa.
The one on the right seems fun for this but I can't figure out how to make those flatter than 45 degree zig zags... hmmmm
The pattern is in this PDF only version of a book published in 2009 and now out of print....
Here is a photo of the book called "On the Run" by Heather Moulder Peterson. Anyone own this book and wanna sell it??? Or have you heard of this talented designer before and know how easy to follow her patterns are???
I would love to own the book over a PDF that is harder for me to use in the sewing room without LOTS of printing!!!
And that wraps up my week. Hope you are having a great weekend and having tolerable weather no matter where in this world you live... I am enjoying our cold weather for sure!!! It is 35 degrees F at this writing and supposed to top out at 55 later this afternoon.
Until next Sunday... I may have a bag completed (we worked on it yesterday and got about 1/3 done) as a Christmas present for my daughter.
I certainly hope you leave feedback on your thoughts on this post if you read to this point :) Have a good week ahead and hope you turned your clocks back an hour too (if you live where Daylight Savings Time is a thing! lol)