That Marie Osmond song would not stop running through my head yesterday. I spent a good part of my day preparing the paper pieces for my needle turn applique flowers. This book is awesome for any floral/leaf/heart applique templates. The vine is on the sampler and now it is time to add the flowers and leaves. I love needle turn applique, so I look forward to this next and final phase of this top. Zach's school scissors were fine and I got all the flowers cut out in short order.
I have a vision of ALL the flowers being homespuns. All 24 flowers a different homespun plaid. There is the first problem...I don't own 24 different homespuns. I own 10. I pressed a flower on a piece of each homespun I currently own.Second problem...I want to use only the colors in the actual quilt. Most reds will not work because they are so close to the color of the border...see that one in the lower right hand corner? That one will not work. I will be getting some more homespuns this weekend. I pulled out all my applique threads, which are in a horrible state. See that Masterpiece block peeking out?? I WILL finish it and continue with that dream quilt in the near future!In the meantime I got one flower on......another one pinned and started.......and an e-mail sent to Libby, who is the queen of homespuns! I am a bit concerned about the fray factor in working with these. Hopefully she can relieve my worries. I still have not decided on the flower centers. Either yo-yo's, appliqued circles, or antique buttons...what do you think?
Mid morning, today, my sweet little TJ came over. His Daddy stopped by to pick up something and TJ was invited to spend the day here. I have not seen him in forever!! He quickly ran in and dropped his coat at the door!!!The kids were doing school work and TJ asked to do some "homework" too. He picked a page in his pre-school book I keep here for him......worked diligently (look at that tongue!)........and completed a perfect page on the number 5!!What a guy!!!