I’ve made a start on my March block for my Red Thread SAL. I just love stitching on these little blocks. I am hoping to work on the border a little too this month. I’ve been so tired the past couple of nights, that a little stitching on this has been about all I could muster.
As promised, here are the embroidered pieces I made for the quilt. I made the center block, and I’ve sewn the surrounding pieces to it. I also embroidered my label for the back of the quilt, using an apple green thread, which I love. My bridesmaids carried bouquets of apple green flowers and wore red dresses. The black and white polka dot fabric will be a border for the label. I think it will look cute against the red backing fabric I bought. I’m going to my mom’s again tomorrow and hope to get the top of the quilt pieced. If we can get that far, then it will just leave the quilting and binding to do in the next couple of weeks. As you can see, my deadline is April 8th. I am LOVING how this is coming out though. The reds are so vibrant.
And I wanted to show you what Judith has stitched on my Neighborhood RR for my first round back in the rotation. Don’t you just love it? I think Judith picked a perfect design and somehow managed to stitch this in between all of her quilting commitments this month. Such a sweetie! I hope you don’t mind me borrowing this photo from the Neighborhood blog, Judith. I can’t thank you enough for stitching such a great house for me!
I’ve got Carol’s to stitch on next, so I’ll be pondering possible houses for her neighborhood soon. Well, that’s about it for me today – I’ve been busy walking at the gym, as you can see below. I am nearing in on Rivendell!
Have a great weekend!
Walk to Rivendell: Strider scouts ahead and finds an elf-stone on The Last Bridge. He believes it is a token of safety. Company crosses the River Hoarwell/Mitheithel. Turn north from the Road. Enter the steep lands of the Trollshaws. They can see ruined walls and towers frowning down. Hills quickly shut them in. Difficult going. Camp. More climbing. Weather turns wet during the day. Hills higher and steeper. They are forced north out of their way. Still raining. Camp on a stony shelf by a shallow cave. Rain stops. Strider scouts. Start late. Turn SE, scrambling over rocky ground. Find a valley, but it ends in a high ridge. Climb ridge and camp in a saddle at top. COLD. Build a fire under a gnarled pine. Slope beyond ridge is much easier. Bright, fair day. Strider briefly sees the Loudwater/Bruinen in the distance. Reach a trail. Find Troll-hole. Continue on level path through woods. Stone Trolls. Rest. Sam recites “Old Troll”. Continue in afternoon. Woods. Return to the Road. While looking for a place to camp, hear a horse: Glorfindel. March all night. Frodo is on Glorfindel’s horse. Camp next to the road at dawn. Camp less than 5 hours. Take road with 2 brief rests. (Total Miles Walked: 420.75)
I am grateful for meeting new people and a wonderful afternoon.