Its cloudy - and I am not referring to my view out the window, although its cloudy there too.
No, no I am referring to this:
The never-ending cloud - most Sundays I take out this bad boy and stitch away - cloud, cloud, cloud... since I do not possess any of those smoking needles that Siobahn, Margaret or Robert have this might take a while - a looooong while. It will be great though when it is done, until I get to the dreaded grass portion at the end. My super optimistic PIC( partner in crime) on the ATSSS ( And They Sinned Sunday SAL) - can you tell Army life is getting to me ; they have abbreviations for EVERYTHING - pointed out to me that the grass was probably worse than the cloud - yay, something to look forward to. I personally think that I will be so excited to get be nearing the end that I will just whip right through the grass ( yeah, right..)
On to other finishes. I stitched these little SB kits while in bed with the worst of the Pleurisy.
Don't know how I will finish them yet.
I also managed to finish Jenny Bean.... finally!!
I stitched the some of the verse during the Pleurisy crisis - it seemed appropriate.
On the quilting end of business here is what I have been working on:
I finished my first quilt top called Ashley's Journey using Charisma fabric - I still need to applique some chunky flowers onto it. , but I love it. Most of the seams meet exactly - although I did cut the squares a 1/2 inch too small.... that is what I get for not going back and reading the pattern before I whizzed along with my rotary cutter.
I also did a table runner with Varna fabric, which was fun.
It is not perfect, as you can see, but it is my first quilted project done completely on my own. The next one will be better. You can actually make three table runners out of one charm pack. Pretty neat.
That is it for today - we are getting ready to enjoy a 4 day weekend here, on Monday we are going on a outing to the Alsace ( France). I am looking forward to it.
Although I have steered clear of any political comments on this blog, I do want to mention that President Obama's decision as the Commander-in-Chief not to attend the Memorial Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetary in favor of R&R in Chicago greatly pains and saddens me. I hope everyone enjoys Memorial Day, and thanks a soldier for their incredible sacrifice and service to our country.