Not an overly productive week here at casa Panter (or should I say RV?), at least not for me. I got off to a slow start with the sinus infection and subsequent laryngitis and didn't go back to work until Tuesday -- still not feeling *great*, but functional. We were sent home early with the possibility of severe weather (yikes!), and I managed to start something new. How shocking is that?
Actually, I've been playing around with this in EQ for a while now. I wanted a simple design of 5" square blocks to make up a bigger block that I could easily quilt under the machine as part of a quilt-as-you-go piece. The overall size is approximately 54" square and the white spaces (because I plan on using the polka dot prints in assorted colors and the Kona white for the alternating squares--exactly as it's pictured above) will make the perfect back drop for some special hand-quilting or embroidery -- I haven't decided which, just yet. I think this will be Charmed, I'm Sure. For Everley Jade. (It's about time.)
I also managed to finish *one* of my two Christmas ornaments for February . . .
I love the yo-yo Christmas tree!! I had some darling embellishments I added as ornaments, which made it for me. On the other hand, I didn't do any of my block swap blocks yet, but there's always this afternoon and if that's the case, I probably need to do at least two sets!
I have been slowly-but-surely working on the quilting on the Antique Rose topper. I finished the roses and the hand-drawn vines around the outside border:
Now I'm stitching-in-the-ditch with the holographic around the outside edge (the purple and green).
If you look closely, you can see I outlined around the yellow center and again around the red center. The sparkly thread just gives it an extra bit of shimmer -- nothing extravagant or overt, just enough to catch your eye here and there. Hopefully I'll finish that up today, as it will make the perfect Slow Sunday Stitching (during Super Bowl L/50 -- I understand why they ditched the roman numerals for this one).
I might have finished it last night, but there was a bit of a problem. I'd taken it with me to Joc's (my folks have been staying with them and so I've been spending quite a bit of time over the past several days with them) to work on as we sat around and chatted last night. I put it up when we went into dinner, and when I came back out, this is what I saw . . .
Oh my! I'm just glad she didn't get jabbed by a needle or pin! LOL! Poor Ellie. She'd really like her Neesey to work on something pretty just for her!
Stash remains unchanged this week, which shouldn't be a shock.
I have the fabrics pulled for Evey's quilt, so perhaps they'll be cut and ready to include next week.
Linking up today to Patchwork Times and Kathy's Quilts, my favorite Sunday linkies! Y'all enjoy the day!