Sunday, January 31, 2010

Another quilting project complete

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!!


  1. Hi Marci!!
    Love your wool work!!! And what a SCORE!!...on the wool!! I have never seen it sold this way...did they have a scale big enough??ha ha I have this pattern and you have inspired me to dig it out when I get home!! LOVE it!! So what are you doing next??
    Take care!

  2. Oh your quilt is absolutely fantastic! What a lovely combination of both embroidery and quilting.

    Karen and Steveio


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