|I was excited to sew with the bee fabric my friend Susie sent for my birthday.|
Turquoise is becoming my staple color.
The dots just make every combination happy.
Susie gave me the batik on the left, too.
|Don made us this stump table last week.|
It's great for staging mug mats, don't you think?
I've finished the back of Genevieve's quilt and will start quilting it tomorrow.
I also played with another mug mat, but I wasn't happy with my white stitches on the back binding, so I won't be selling it (I don't have the heart to tear it out). I'm going to give it to my daughter Lesley. (I hope she won't mind. :-)
|You can see how the bobbin thread, being white, shows my imperfect stitches.|
It is challenging to get perfect front and back stitches sewing
the binding down.
|A more neutral binding, and darker bobbin thread, would hide imperfect stitches.|
Oh I see I also haven't clipped all my threads. :-)
The cute olive green and pink argyle is from
my daughter-in-law Andrea, in the stash she gave
me for my birthday.
|I do like the tiny patch on the front of the mat.|
There was a barely noticeable stain in the vintage white tablecloth fabric,
and so I just made a polka dot patch.
It echoes the girl's dress.
A little update on my Etsy sales. I had two sales before Etsy and have had six Etsy sales! The first time someone found my shop out of the blue, I was amazed. That makes eight sales. After ten (and every ten sales), I will donate a cozy, fluffy quilt to a women's shelter.
Bees & flowers mug mat at Etsy.