Polly made this pillow and it has made the rounds like wildfire. Now I know who made it, and held the genuine article in my hands!
She said she drew out the words on the fabric, and then “scribbled” over them using her sewing machine and black thread to make it look like it was more hand stitched. One thing is for certain, “NEVER underestimate the power of a WOMAN with a SEWING MACHINE!!”
I’m home --- for about 36 hours!
I left Centreville about 4pm yesterday, with strict instructions and a hand written note on how to AVOID the pitfalls of the DC area, and the horrific conditions of I-95 southbound on a Friday afternoon.
I did NOT even turn the GPS on until after I had reached Fredericksburg using the "alternate route" I had been given and knew I was on the fast track to making it home.
The reason being? Besides the fact that I’d prefer a couple nights in my own bed any day --- there were some tax related papers that I forgot to sign before leaving for Pennsylvania, and I need to sign them before heading to Floyd, VA tomorrow afternoon. Floyd is only around 2 hours north of where I live, more toward Roanoke on the western side of the state, away from the I-95 corridor --- so it really wasn’t “That Much” out of my way to just come home, unwind, unpack a bit, reorganize ---and recharge before heading out tomorrow afternoon.
Will I sew? I hope so!
The one bad thing about leaving on a Friday evening for a long drive home is ---OF COURSE there is nothing like quilt shops or antique malls open ----and I was not going to stop for Salvation Army or Goodwill either ---just GET HOME. It will be the same thing getting up to Floyd tomorrow – Sunday! Nothing open….no pictures of vintage machines or quilts in antique shops….
I can say ONE thing --- this trip has been good for my WALLET! LOL!
We had a great time in class yesterday. We spent the morning sewing string blocks like crazy, and after lunch we moved on to broken dishes units and started to see things coming together.
Jamestown landing is a fairly straight forward quilt, just a lot of little units that require loads of variety --- and the gals were working on building their variety in their string blocks, and in their half-square triangle units so when it came to putting the stars together later, they had MORE different units to pull from.
In other words, with some quilts you see results quickly, and some --- it’s all about the variety even though the units are simple.
Take a look!
I’ve got treadle on the brain – my feet are itching to find that rhythm ---and maybe concentrate on some string units after spending time watching these ladies have so much fun yesterday!
Have a great Saturday, everyone --- it’s great to be home, even for just a bit over a day!