Spring is eight days away, and this is what I see outside my sewing room window this afternoon, at least 5 inches...maybe 6 by now. My view looks south towards the garden: I've been quilting my Fig Tree Mini-Pear today which I wrote about in the previous post from our Quilty Girls' Sewing Weekend. I actually wasn't sure how to quilt it...but decided to just go for it and use wavy lines. I'm about halfway finished quilting the white borders: Taking a break to check on the snow, this is out our front door facing west and the Allegheny Mountains, which are hidden today: Back to sewing...first thing this morning I started working on my Village Houses....for those of you not following me on Instagram, I've been posting completed houses once a week.
I joined the sew-along over at Stitch Supply Company and quilters from all over the world are Sewing a Village!
We sew 8 houses a week, and I'll show you my first 40 houses on my new design wall here so you can see. Since this photo was taken, I've sewn 2 more rows. When we finish in June, there will be 132 houses in this neighborhood.
I love them!!! And...I'm just using scrap fabric--win-win!: This view is out our back breakfast nook window facing east and the Blue Ridge Mountains...taken when there were only about 3 inches: Here are 8 of the houses up close, some I'm sewing with chimneys and some without...but all of them so very fun to make! A fellow Village sewer from California (a stranger!) found out I needed some fussy-cut doors and mailed me 8 special doors. You can see 5 of those in these houses...thank you, thank you!:Whenever I'm sewing at night, I have some special folks serenading me while I sew. Very calming to sew and listen to music. Thank you Dad and Jonathan: One final sewing project that was recently completed and mailed to a church friend who has had some trying times lately....Sunday Supper by Sweetwater table runner. I love the Amazing Grace fabric in this line and just included some leftover scraps on another house in my Village: Yes, I've been utilizing my new crafting room quite a bit lately and loving it!