Not a whole lot noteworthy going on here.....it's 41 degrees right now - I washed about 50 pounds of road crud off my Durango after work. Somehow I always feel a whole lot better when the Durango is clean.....does that make sense? Of course, I didn't think and was out there in my work clothes (at least it wasn't the skirt I was thinking of wearing to work - it was dress pants).
Back when I joined the WISP challenge, I made myself a deal. If I finished my projects for the month (and I even made a list of which projects I wanted to do which months), I would let myself start something new.
I saw this wall haning on a blog right after January 1. I am embarrased to say, I don't remember which blog. If it was any of yours, thank you for posting the picture. I ordered the pattern, it arrived last week, so I've been cutting applique pieces out and hand stitching them to the background. I can probably count on 1 hand how many applique projects I have done over the last 15 years.......and on 1 finger how many I appliqued by hand and not machine. I still have to applique the top and the handles of the jug, the rest of the flowers, and the stems of the flowers. But I couldn't wait to start....so I appliqued down just the bottom of the jug. And maybe I'm supposed to put the top together before appliqueing, but.....the top will be easy....the applique is what is hard for me.
But this one I want to applique by hand. And I may quilt it by hand....we shall see.
We lost a rooster this week. I don't know if they were fighting, but this Rhode Island Red roo had looked sickly from day 1. I of course went out there and found him, and had to freak out a little when I tripped over him and he didn't move.... Todd and Tyler had a good laugh about that.
Apparently 1 more cold snap tomorrow, and then we should be on the upside of temperatures. But for now, I'm going out to enjoy the warmth. Without the 50 layers of carharts and flannel shirts I've been wearing......
Enjoy the sun - I sure plan too!