I've ventured again into the area of things that are new to me. So far it's all enjoyable!
I worked on my Stitchers Garden blocks (BOM from last year) this weekend. These 6 blocks used a new to me technique - bobbin work. I hand wound DMC (as it comes with all 6 strands) onto my bobbin. I purchased a new one so I could play with the tension. Many sewists and quilters are skilled enough to mess with bobbin tension - I am not and I wanted to make sure I had a bobbin I could sew with. Since the DMC is in the bobbin, these blocks were sewn with the back of the fabric facing up. Kind of fun! This method was used for the applique and the block around the flower petals.
I'm also reading a new way. On a Nook! I decided to get one as I'm traveling more for work. My library has a modest e-book circulation with long waits so I joined the Philadelphia Free Library. They allow out of state residents to join for a very nominal fee of $35. I've gotten 3 books so far and am quickly adapting to this method of reading. I thought I would NEVER enjoy an e-reader.
I also desire to venture into the arena of modern quilting. I picked up some Amy Butler and Sugar and Spice at my LQS. The Sherbet Pips layer cake I won from Thelma and the Dream On I won from Megan. I have a pattern in mind for the Sherbet Pips and for the others just some general ideas. I need to get some solids to co-ordinate with these. I've never used Kona Solids or Moda Bella Solids - nor have I ever seen them so this should be interesting! Any ideas for patterns or co-ordinating solids would be very welcome. This is outside my comfort zone!
The hopping from this to that continues. No real focus on anything for any great length of time. The finish I hoped to show you didn't materialize. It will eventually! Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!