This morning, I finished hand quilting around the last of the Forest Friends. I really like how quilting with #8 perle cotton makes whatever you’re quilting around stand out.
The owl took the longest and was the most challenging as it’s in the center of the quilt.
Here’s the squirrel:
And here’s the raccoon:
Both the raccoon and squirrel have some embroidery left to do on them. I realize now that I should have completed that before sandwiching the quilt, but I’d misread the directions.
I should be able to complete those small areas this evening and then tomorrow I can start the machine quilting.
I’m not the only one trying to get WIPs finished. We purchased our lawn chairs way back in 2000. Paint was flaking off in spots and they had started to rust badly in other places.
So Dave has been sanding them down by hand to get them ready to be spray painted.
In this photo, he’s sanding all the little pieces.
The backs are all sanded.
He finished sanding the seats while I was at the dentist having my teeth cleaned so I didn’t get a photo of those. Now he just needs to finish the side pieces.
But before I can get back to the Forest Friends quilt and Dave can get back to work on the chairs, we have to make a run over to the garden to do some work there while the sun is shining as they are predicting showers for the next two days.
I hope you’re having a great week!