I had big plans to sew every night while I was here at the mission but that hasn't happened. Most days I've just been too tired to do much of anything but scan a few blogs, read a page or two in my current book, and talk to my husband of course. But last weekend I sat down and put together this simple nine patch quilt top. These are the nine patches Mother and I hand pieced the last few months she was with us so they're very special to me. I added the sashing and cornerstones.
I've also worked some on a wool piece I've shown you before. I'm pretty close to finishing the embroidery on this; I've already finished the blanket stitching on the individual pieces. This table topper is from Primitive Gatherings.
I love working with wool...the needle just glides through it like it isn't even there. The blanket stitch is super simple and the repetitiveness is soothing. But mostly it's the colors that suck me in - the richness of hand dyed wool is amazing; even wool that comes from recycled clothing has wonderful texture and subtle color changes that make every piece of it different. Can you tell I'm hooked on wool?