Lately, everything else seems to take priority over the applique that I would like to accomplish. My husband recently thought we should spring clean out our garage. I couldn't refuse because it had to get done.
When I want to sit & sew but can't I do the next best thing. That is to open my sketch book & make a note or scribble down an idea that I would like to tackle someday. Since you never know when inspiration will strike you, it's important to have my camera with me.
During a recent walk with my husband I'm pretty sure I spotted what resembled several Cedar Waxwing birds. That's my husband in the photo below, waiting patiently for me to take my photo of these very pretty birds.
So I took this bit of inspiration & doodled the drawing below for a future quilting design/applique.
From this doodle, I came up with a drawing for the following applique design. The bird in the drawing below isn't a Cedar Waxwing but, a bird whose colors would work best with the colors in my roses & background fabric.
I started this hand applique & I think this is going to be a table runner. I've gotten as far as the photo below. It's a bit of a challenge because the applique shapes are small. I just have to keep reminding myself to focus on going slowly instead of hurrying to the finish line.
I'll post the progress I've made in a couple of weeks or so.
Until next time.......keep going....one stitch at a time.