"That's a great quilt!"
"No! You will want to enlarge it"
"How about this one?"
"No! Look at all those seams. You will be a slave to the ironing board again and you will make twice as many blocks."
Maybe being a dirt road hermit is becoming a problem. :)
So, do I make a table runner? I want one to lay across my washer and dryer. My laundry room/mud room/entry way are the first thing you walk into and a pretty runner will dress it up a bit. I also have a long- 11ft - shelf in there that would benefit from a bit of stitching attention.
But perhaps I need to make more potholders. I need more for Christmas.
Or I have this wall hanging I really want to make for a gift that I didn't get made last year.
Pillowcases. I need to make some pillowcases for the kids who live at North Camp for Christmas. Those are quick, but it always takes me a coon's age to choose fabric.
And then there is this table mat:
An apron? DD wants an apron to go with the potholders I gave her for her birthday.
So I have fretted these last few days as I cooked for a cowboy crew and entertained company. Carol pretty much tipped the scales. She whipped out that table mat here. Isn't it great?
Project chosen. And guess what? I have never embroidered. Not a thing. I was an avid cross stitcher for years, but never embroidered. I was a bit intimidated by it, but this looked like a great way to kick things off since it was just a small bit. And I loved it! I'm not very good at it, but I was so tickled with this little pumpkin that I just didn't even let it faze me.
I used one strand each of a red, yellow, and orange in order to embroider the leaf and I was tickled with how it turned out:
These are monster hexagons! It felt strange making them, but I really like the way they are coming together.
And I am loving the fact that I do not need to make this bigger...or do I?