I've been busy at my sewing machine today finishing up two projects. One for a friend and one for myself.
Remember the elephant cross stitch I did a few months ago.....well I finally found fabric that went with it and finished that up for Rhonda. I hope her friend's daughter likes it. She's East Indian so I wanted to find fabric that did the design justice. I added some gold braid on the sides and some gold tassels to finish it off.
Then there's the Weaver's Sampler that I did in honor of my Aunt Margaret. I'm not the best machine quilter. I do alot better by hand but I know Aunt Margaret was a machine quilter so I wanted this done that way. I used two packs of mini charms in the same color family and just did rows of blocks. I didn't want anything fancy because it's a primitive design. Here is my mini quilt....
I attached the cross stitched piece at an angle just because I thought it looked better that way. You might be interested to know that the crystal bowl at the back of the quilt was a wedding present to my grandparents in 1913. It's one of my many family treasures. I also want to thank Robin for coming up with this idea.....Thanks Robin!!
Well it was a day well spent in my sewing room but my back is aching. I still have a few things to sew together but I think I'll wait till sometime next week.