On top of the mad dash to finishing the house, I finally completed my current embroidery project! I showed you a sneak peek here. And here it is in full - Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studio's “Halloween Journey”.
Meg’s finished piece was matted and framed. I think I will make mine into a quilted wall hanging. I thought I would pull the colors from the poem and make a “piano style” border. What do you think? It would be fast and easy to sew lengths of 1 ½ or 2 ½ ” strips in those colors together, then slice them up for a neat border, but I’m open to any suggestions!
Mr. Squash and I felt we deserved a little time out of the house, so we headed to the mall yesterday afternoon to spend his birthday gift from his sister and her husband - an REI gift certificate! He told her he was going to buy socks with it. She probably thought he was joking, but here is the haul! And I bought socks as well! We LOVE Smartwool socks! They keep your feet warm and cozy and aren’t at all bulky! I wear them into early summer when I finally trade them out for sandals.
Now that the pressure of getting our house ready to sell is off, I hope to have more time to work on embroidery and quilt projects! I'll be keeping them small so as not to make a mess, but the urge to create is back on - yipppeee!