Now that I've passed the world's hardest test, I can focus my non-job hunting time on quilty stuff, so here's an update on what I've been doing.
The blocks for this month's UFO. Embroidery: done = blocks done.
I still think I'll be adding some beads once this is quilted, but don't want to have to work around them or remove and resew them, so I'll wait.
The cows have tails! These were so easy and went so fast, I don't know why I kept putting them off. I don't remember who suggested it, but the idea to embroider them was perfect!
I'll be skipping eyes. Pretty much everyone agreed on that choice.
Gromets and strings added to the pumpkin tags and now pinned to the background. Even with the seam allowances taken out, I think the tags I cut were larger than those in the original - they don't fit well, but they're all on there.
I also bought fabric for the back of the Winterberry/Pure quilt top.
So the plan for today, while the hubby watches football:
1. Finish the cow quilt top. (It just needs borders.)
2. Trim the floral breeze blocks that need it and put the top together.
3. Piece the back for the Winterberry/Pure quilt.
4. Start the big star quilt for my niece.
There's also the pumpkin project to be worked on, but while the hubby is up, I'd better take advantage of the opportunity to use the noisy machine!
I hope you're all having a good quilty weekend. It's pretty nice here and yesterday we went into town where they're having the local festival: Frontier Days. Lots of tents with vendors (nothing I couldn't live without) and lots of good food trailers. I had a Philly steak and cheese sandwich and the hubby had nachos, which we followed with a shared elephant ear. Yummy! (And miraculously neither of us ended up wearing any cheese!)