I missed posting last week :( so wanted to update my Sunday post to show all the sewing I did. I have even gotten more done on the Christmas stocking as you can see by the picture directly below here. It is finally taking on a stocking shape. I hope to get the stitching finished up this week. Even though we were on vacation I was able to get in some sewing every day last week and enjoyed every second of it.
We have been having fun during our vacation week here in Arizona which I elaborate on below.
I did get a lot of stitching in. I got all three of my Redwork blocks done and started on a forth which isn't pictured here. You'll have to come back again to see it.
The snowman I had done before, but I had used too many strands of floss so this one is the remake with the correct number.
I also worked on the Christmas stocking and finished the eagle, got it all back stitched and have gotten a bit more done. I'm hoping to get all but the name and year stitched on it this week. I haven't decided on a pattern for my granddaughter-in-law's stocking. Actually, I haven't even been looking and will need to start on that.
Some of the detail at the top that I'm working on now.
Are any of you participating in The Splendid Sampler with Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson? They have posted two of the blocks and another one will be posted today. I will be taking part in it, but won't start until I get home. I'll be using fabric from my stash and didn't bring it with me on the trip.
Another Westering Women block will be posted tomorrow for all those interested. So I will be very busy playing catch up when I get home.
Today we will be leaving Salome and traveling to Lake Havasu City which is where the London Bridge is. We'll stay there until Tuesday and head for home. We have visited with lots of friends, and eaten many meals out for which the scale is not happy about. We went into Parker, AZ on Monday to have lunch with a couple we worked with in 2012 at a campground on Detroit Lake in Oregon. I then hunted down a quilt shop that was no longer there. Big Bummer!!! On Wednesday we went into Wickenburg, AZ as there was supposed to be a quilt shop there. We found it and there was a sign on the door to call for an appointment. I called an got voice mail. Another bummer. I guess someone is trying to tell me I have to use my stash. Supposedly there are two quilt shops in Lake Havasu City so tomorrow I'll be looking for them.
Yesterday we went to a car show/quilt show/chili cook off in Wenden, AZ. There were about 8 cars in the show and the quilts were mostly old quilts and partially finished quilts. We didn't wait around for the chili as most of the cook off we've been to seem to have overly hot and spicy chili which neither of us can eat anymore. Here is a picture of my better half that I took while there.
I'm liking up with Slow Sunday Stitching today.