March 16, 2009
Her First Thong
Admit it. You've never seen cuter.
Moo is ready for Spring in her new yellow patent leather thongs. She is ready for market, as you can see by her pink and yellow shopping basket below. She's loaded it full of her favorite things: two maracas, the suckle sow, a variety of vehicles, one Cabbage Patch shoe, and barnyard animals - all of which say, "moo" or "ROAR!"
While Mabel went to Market (For God's sake, look at that piggy right up there! Could you not eat it up?), I figured out how to attach my walking foot to my sewing machine. Then -
"Topquilting" may have just bumped "handstitching-the-binding" down a peg on my list of favorite quilting steps. GLORY. It. is. FUN.
Want to take a guess at how many I topquilted?
Here are two, both for Mountain Baby Blankets:
(Do you see Roo's toes poking out? It was all he could do to hold still. Tee hee.)
Random crisss-cross quilting with purple thread (the likes of which my machine had never seen, by the way). LOVE.
I swear I almost went to get my first two quilts just to topquilt them! It was so. much. fun. Totally solidifies my want of a new machine that will allow me to free motion quilt as well.
I also did some embroidery this weekend while keeping watch over one in my nest who was feeling under the (55 degree) weather. I have appliqued 3 sparrows onto my newest quilt. I can't wait to see it finished!