I had an unexpected change to my week right off the bat . . . Ellie was not feeling well and Joc needed to go into work, so I switched up my Tuesday for Monday, which meant I kick-started my week with a happy Ellie day!
First, we snuggled together to watch Tangled. Of course, Ellie loves taking pictures when she can see the picture being taken! And of course we had to have tea, too . . .
Little Miss likes to 'sip' her tea from the spoon. And not just any spoon (believe me, I know), she needed a "teeny, tiny spoon." Haha! Silly girl! She also helped my put my last embroidery stitches in my wool egg:
I heard her mutter, "Sharp!" several times as she was handling the needle, but she didn't back off!
Speaking of the egg, I stitched it together, filled it, and closed it up last night:
It's sweet, but I don't think I'll use the 'invisible thread' to stitch up the next four. It was impossible to work with and doesn't give a nice clean edge to the egg seams. I may go back and do a blanket stitch with some matching floss (I just didn't have any that quite matches the color wool I used).
I also (finally) finished up putting together the pieces to set the center of the pineapple quilt on point . . .
The back of this quilt will look very striking with it's solid (sorta) purple and blue and black.
I love the hand quilting I did on the pineapple center (I machine quilted the blocks I've yet to attach)-
But it's hilarious (and a little embarrassing) to look at the backside . . .
This UFO was the third quilt I ever started (my second LQS BOM) and it was the reason I *finished* my first quilt (and first BOM). I did a little wall hanging in between . . . but this is all the subject for another post. My point is, I did the hand quilting in 2007 -- I think it's fair to say I'm come a long way, baby! (At least, I certainly hope it is!)
So, even though I finished up my goals from last week, my design wall for this week looks much the same -- another egg and more work on finishing up the pineapple quilt. This week I'll work towards connecting the block sides to the center square. It's more of the same -- making the strips (which I'll make *correctly* this time), attaching them, zig zag stitching the units together, and then hand stitching the other side of the strips down.
Sounds like a fairly productive week, non?! Linking up (a day late and a dollar short) to Patchwork Times. And right on time to Esther Aliu's WOW = WIPs on Wednesdays.
Tonight, Todd and I are settling in to watch The Desolation of Smaug (part two of The Hobbit series) on DVD -- it's been released today. YAY!