It's been a cold week here in Michigan, so a good time for sewing. I completed another wall hanging -- yeah! I started this one back in the fall, and had the embroidery done before Christmas.
I still needed to find the wool to make the leaves and the poinsettias, though. So, last weekend while Tom and the boys were at the Auto Show, I went to a quilt shop close by that I knew carried wool -- I thought for sure they would have scraps where I could find a couple shades of red and green that I needed. Sure enough, in the "wool room" they had a washtub full of wool scraps that they sold by the ounce. I founds the reds and greens that I needed, as well as some other little bits of wool that I can use to try my first penny rug (following the great directions that Paulette included in her blog several months ago.) Here's a close-up of the embroidered design with the wool leaves and poinsettias.
With that done, I could finally finish the surrounding blocks and assemble the entire quilt. I finished it up this afternoon, and I think it turned out really nice!
Now, I just have to quilt it, and then I may still get a few months of use out of it!!
On the house front, we've been communicating with a realtor who offers a flat-fee MLS listing, so we think we're going to give that route a try, but we may try to get quick refinance in before we list it again. It's been a few years since we refinanced, so we can drop our interest rate by another percentage point.
On the camping/RV front, we are still finalizing our camping plans for this summer. We did make an appointment at Newmar to get a few last (hopefully last!) warranty items taken care of over Easter break. Hopefully the weather will cooperate, and we won't be pulling the RV out in the snow!!