Sunday, March 4, 2012
I've been working on this piece for a very long time and ya'll have seen it before more than once at different stages. But at last the applique and embroidery is complete. I want to steam it a just a little and then I'll blanket stitch a backing to it but I don't have a good steam iron here with me right now so later this week when I get home I'll get it basted together. It was a kit from Primitive Gatherings that I bought some time ago and I'm calling it Down on the Farm. I love the richness of their wools.
As many of you know I'm on a mission trip in south Louisiana and I've been here for five weeks now. On Tuesday or Wednesday I'll be heading home and I'll be so glad to get there! I've had a wonderful time; I've made new friends, spent time with old ones, and learned new skills. I've been reminded how much I love volunteering and how much I don't ever want to go back to work. :) I saw my first Mardi Gras parade, ate boiled shrimp several times (yum!), and experienced spring in early February. I've read several books, gone to bed most nights before 9:00 and spent time alone with my Bible. I've missed my husband, my children and grandchildren, my friends, my sewing room, my Bible study class, my beautician, the view out my bedroom window at home, and my town. For those of you who are able I highly recommend some time alone, away from home and your "normal." It makes you appreciate things you don't ordinarily think about.