Earlier today, I finished the Harrington and Hannah block for February. I made a couple small changes--but don't I always?! You probably know me well enough by now to expect it, right? I wanted a little more wool and a little less embroidery, so instead of embroidering the garden tools in the original pattern, I selected a background printed with garden tools, and instead of embroidering leaves on the heart stems, I substituted wool leaves. Just a couple small changes because this is already a cute pattern.
When I made the first block a few weeks ago and mentioned something I was doing for my stitchery friends, someone asked about it, so I'll clarify. Each month the six of us get together, and each month, I'm putting together little kits of background fabric and wool for each of them so they can make the block. That's my little gift to them this year--because much of the time, we exchange small gifts that are more about thinking of one another than they are about spending money. So when we meet in March, I'll have little kits ready to give my friends.
You may remember that when I cleaned up the Sweat Shop, I found I had several packages of swapped blocks and nearly completed projects--all using Thimbleberries fabrics. I decided to type the name of each on strips of paper and put the strips in a jar; each month, I'll randomly pull out a strip and whatever it says, that's the project I'll finish that month--finish, at least, to the point of being a quilt top. Doing the actual quilting? Well, no promises about THAT task!
This first month, I drew this one--
That's the next project I began a bit earlier today. I'll give you a little sneak peek now . . .
. . . but I won't have more to show until tomorrow. At least I THINK I'll have more to show tomorrow. I took a couple days off work surrounding the three-day President's Day weekend, and I have one more day off before I go back to work on Wednesday. I'll see you back here tomorrow to tell/show you what I accomplished. Thanks for stopping in to visit!