We just returned from a great trip to the Boston area to visit family, and the Berkshires to visit a dear friend. I love finding the unexpected on a trip, such as this little post office near Ipswich, MA, and Crane Beach.
After we returned, I made some good progress on my Bear Quilt for a client. I am so glad to re-discover machine applique, and happy that this skill came back to me so easily. I don’t know how long it’s been since I’ve done it on my machine.
Only 22 more to go!! But I have to say that I’m finding this process to be challenging and Zen at the same time. Very relaxing, but a challenge to get into all the little crevices around the bear and have the stitches come out looking pretty – like the satin stitch should look.
Especially when I am on vacation, I take my journal, because ideas come to me. Often I see patterns or am inspired to sketch in my journal. I came across an image that I altered, and will use as either a block design for a modern quilt, or for a fabric design. Not ready to share that yet.
In the meantime, have a wonderful July 4th. Have fun and stay safe. I am also taking time to think and remember those who have fought so hard for our freedom and safety.