I thought that I would post something positive that I am experiencing in my quilting life. I have found that when a Quilter is under stress it is so difficult to find creativity and certainly expecting to have things turn out perfect will not happen! I am sure that this is why I did not take up quilting until I retired!
The motto for the San Antonio Area Quilt Guild is “Well Done is Well Done”. The statement has been made many times over within the Guild regarding the judging of the show quilts and the first time I heard it I really had to ponder over its’ meaning. It is a statement that should apply to almost anything we do in life. While I really made a lot of “dumb” errors in making my Enduring Love quilt (see previous post), I have found that embroidery work in the evenings is so relaxing and calming. It is almost mistake proof (unless one messes up tracing the pattern).
So while the world has been crashing down on Clay and I for the past 14 months, I have been able to complete 8 of the 12 blocks for my Stars Across Texas. Here they are:
I have 4 more blocks to finish and then I will design the setting. I have a lot of ideas on how I want the finished quilt to look. I used Presencia Embroidery thread for this project. I wanted a different look for this quilt so I chose a light and a dark variegated gold/brown color for the embroidery. Presencia thread is wonderful to work with – not sure what I will do with the tons of the other embroidery thread that I have stashed away. I purchased the thread from Rosie deLeon-McGrady who has a great website – check it out – http://www.redworkplus.com.
It appears that we are in for more heavy rains tonight. We have received almost 30 inches of rain where we live. I believe that San Antonio has received over 20″. The normal rain fall for South Texas (prior to the drought) would be on the average of 30 inches. So you can see we are way above that in our area which is Southeast of San Antonio.
Have a great week-end. I hope to be able to post more and more this summer.