I ended up staying home today instead of going to the flea market. What did I do instead? I "played" with the class sample of the Wool Crazy project. I had to watch an awful lot of TV to do it, but I'm pleased to say I finally finished all of the decorative stitching along the seams and created a snow family for the first appliqued block--
That animal to the left? It's a dog. I realize there may be some confusion because Hubby pretty much insisted it was a duck, but I'm not sure how to make it look more like a dog, considering it's supposed to be made out of balls of snow. Carrot ears, maybe? I think I'm going to have a winter theme for this crazy block--per the book, we're supposed to make four blocks, so dividing them into seasons makes sense.
I'll probably just do another section or two and then send it off to the quilt shop to hang as a sample of the quilt in progress, so potential students get the general idea of what the class is about.
I'd like to add some hearts--maybe to that blue section above the snowpeople's heads. And pine trees should go somewhere too. This actually is quite a fun and creative project to work on. If you haven't already looked into the Wool Crazy craze, check out THIS blog and THIS blog. Of course, I could link you to many others because a lot of people have been working on this quilt, but these two will get you into the spirit of the project quickly. And, of course, if you're anywhere near the Sacramento area, you might consider signing up for the class Gran and I are teaching--it should be fun, I think!
The weekend is drawing to a close, as it always does, much too quickly. It's time for me to shift gears and think about getting to bed--tomorrow is a work day! Thanks for visiting.