Well, it's 5:10 AM and I'm starting my Saturday. Last night I finished a little Dresden block from the Gossip in the Garden quilt. I love the sweet vintage look that the embroidery gives.
Yes, I love the vintage look but I'm doing machine applique with invisible thread to applique these blocks down. Another thing I've been using in this quilt is Ricky Tims product called Stable Stuff Poly. It's a stiff, heavy paper feeling stabilizer that, when washed or wetted, becomes so soft that you can't tell it's there and can stay in the quilt. I used it for this because I'm out of (or can't find) my soft, iron-on stabilizer. I think I like it just as well. There is an English paper-piecing star block I'm going to try it on too. I don't mind paper piecing but I don't like taking out the paper at the end.
I had some excitement yesterday. I was working at the computer and happened to look out the window and my backyard was full (I'm not exaggerating here) FULL of bees! They were flying in every direction and flying really fast! Like crazy bees. When I say there were hundreds, I'm probably underestimating. I looked out in the front yard and no bees at all. Charlie and Lola were both sleeping on the floor in the sewing room and I had to block the doggie door so they would not go out into the huge mass of swarming bees. Thank goodness for the internet! I found a bee keepers' association here in Oklahoma City and called the president! He told me that the bees were probably just looking for a new spot to hive and if they chose a place in my yard to call him and he would come and remove them. I had to mail something so the dogs and I went to the drop box and when we got home, the bees were gone! Whew! I've never seen anything like that before. It was crazy! Well, I'm going to sew for a while. Hope you have a wonderful Saturday! XO and Cheery Wave from Bev