Wednesday ended up being a much needed day of rest for me.  Alyssa got sick during the night Tuesday, so she stayed home from school.  Yuck!  As a result, the two of us vegged out and had a total pajama day!  It was exactly what I needed.  Except for when the UPS man arrived at the front door for a signature and I was still in my pj’s.  Don’t you hate it when that happens??  By the time dance time rolled around, Alyssa felt well enough to go, which meant some quiet time in the library for me.  Yippee!!  I got quite a bit accomplished.  I finished another “Hop To It” wool block.  I’ll share that soon.

By the time homework and baths were done and the girls were in bed, it was just about time for me to go to bed too.  I just couldn’t go to bed after another day without some play time on my A-1.  It had been long enough!   So I went down to my studio and played for a bit.  I think the little break from practicing did some good because I just felt energized and creative again!  I worked on developing another allover freehand design.  Some of Jamie Wallen’s “Chubby Leaves.”

Or hearts in my case.  πŸ™‚

Then I tried doodling some smaller scale ones.

I decided to call it a night and advance my practice piece so it would be ready to go the next day.  Just as I was going to shut it down for the night, I thought why not try some feathers??  Jaime suggested waiting a few months to attempt them, so I didn’t get discouraged.  At the last second, I said to myself “Go for it!”  My first feathers on my A-1…

Not too bad.  πŸ™‚


  • Carol says:

    A PJ day…PERFECT! Your feathers are looking great…I knew you were going to be a natural!

  • Joanne says:

    All the quilting looks fantastic – the feathers look very encouraging!!
    PJ days are the best!

  • Terry says:

    Your leaves/hearts look wonderful! And so do your feathers! :0)

  • Cornfield Quilter says:

    Feathers are my favorite and you did a great job with them!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I am anxious to get back to quilting, I have quite a stack to do, but it has been fun doing Bonnie's Mystery, I haven't been sorry yet, just tired. LOL
    Happy Quilting!

  • Patti says:

    Feathers are looking good.

  • Carol says:

    Your quilting is amazing Linda. Love your feathers and leaves. That is pretty funny about being in your PJ's when the UPS truck came. I hope your daughter is feeling better.

  • Lainee says:

    I just knew your feathers would be great!

  • Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist says:

    Not bad at all for sure!… Good going!.. just watch out.. those feathers are addicitive πŸ™‚


  • WoolenSails says:

    You are learning fast, the new designs are beautiful.
    I bet you can't wait to try it on a quilt.


  • QuiltSue says:

    "Not too bad" she says?????? They are wonderful. I think you've been creeping down in the middle of the night and practicing and not telling us. You are going to be winning awards before long for your quilting I reckon. I am so enjoying this journey of yours, thanks for sharing it with us.

    I'm glad you're feeling better too, often a headache can be our body's way of saying STOP. Now how would I know that, I wonder?

  • Carrie P. says:

    Looking good.
    Were your leaves free hand or were you following a patterns somewhere? They look great.

  • Chris@Cats On My Quilts says:

    I think everything you are trying here looks like you have been doing it for years. Very good work!

  • Candace says:

    I think you're ready for a "real" quilt already, Linda! Great work! Are you practicing on just muslin?

  • Mama Pea says:

    Glad you are feeling better! Your quilting is amazing! Way to go. I would NOT be able to be that good so soon. You are incredible!

  • Brandie says:

    Not too bad indeed!

  • Joan says:

    More health to you and your girls…and I LOVE your feathers and your practise pieces…doesnt it just make you feel good whe you can do things like that!!!

  • Sunnybec says:

    Not too bad??? Not too bad?? what are you talking about!! Its lovely, stop knocking yourself Missy you are doing a fab job, I can only dream of producing something like that. Hope Alyssa is feeling better now. Hugs Linda x

  • Denise in PA says:

    Awesome! I can't believe they are your first ones. The feathers are fantastic and those chubby leaves are too cool! Great job!

  • Yvette says:

    Not bad? Geez, they turned out great.
    When are you going to be ready for me to send you a quilt?

  • Kim says:

    Things are looking great on the quilt frame! Glad you are feeling better again. Whew! Those were a couple of tough days.

  • Joy McD says:

    Wow Linda! That looks great! You are doing really well πŸ™‚
    Glad you had a day of rest on Wednesday and pray that those nasty bugs will stay away now!

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Wowie I love your playtime. The best kind of day for pajamas.

  • Donna says:

    You are good! Love the leaves/hearts πŸ™‚

  • Michele says:

    Beautiful quilting!