Tonight will be an abbreviated Wooly Wednesday. Unfortunately, due the weather, I fell behind on a few errands this week. So tonight I need to do some shopping and finish up Christmas cards while the girls are at dance. I’m still going to get a little stitching in, just not my usual 3 hours. I have been trying to finish up some Christmas gifts. I’m really feeling the time crunch now. It’s been difficult to stay on The Christmas Gift Express between working, Christmas parties and the usual preparations before the holidays. One of the projects I’ve been trying to finish up is “Bluebird Row.” I have all the stitching done on the center design and it is fused to the background wool. I should have just enough time to stitch that down tonight.
I love it! The little bluebirds are so sweet. Their little stick legs are my favorite. The stitching really makes a huge difference in the finished project!
Do you see what I mean? The project not only doesn’t look finished, but the stitching gives everything character and life! For some reason this kit did not come with a piece of homespun to finish off the back. The directions called to “block” the penny rug by placing a damp cloth over it and place your iron on it in sections, but not to iron back and forth. I’m not familiar with this. I’ve heard of “blocking” a quilt before, especially before you enter it in a show, but not on a wool penny rug. Is anyone else familiar with this method of finishing? I had yeah I did to place another order with Primitive Gatherings for a few things I conveniently forgot to order with my last order, so I had them throw on some of Lisa Bongean’s homespun fabric to finish the back. I just really like the look of that. As soon as I receive it, I’ll finish this project and be on to the next!
I just wanted to thank everyone for all the wonderful, positive, and encouraging comments and emails I received regarding my new A-1. I know it’s hard to believe that I could be any more excited, but I was even more excited by all of your excitement! I was so wired last night that I had trouble falling asleep. I had visions of A-1’s dancing in my head!! 🙂