1. The first thing is that we got the RFO. We are moving to Ft. Eustis, VA. It is on the penninsula south of Williamsburg and north of Norfolk. I have loved evey minute in Hawaii but am looking forward to having 4 seasons again. I am not looking forward to wearing long pants and sleeves and closed-toe shoes, though.
2. This month's Schnibble... Yikes! For some reason it is not coming easy. First I struggled on the setting triangles, and then I hit the nine patch borders. I chose a wrong fabric and I don't want to rip it all out (of course I completed them both before I "auditioned" them) so I ordered more fabric. I think my major problem is that I never really fell in love with the pattern to begin with, so I may end up tweaking it a bit.
3. I did it! I signed up for this Block of the Month.
Sarah's Revival. I got the January shipment and actually got 2 of the 4 blocks done while my parents were here. The next month came with 4 more and now I'm almost done with the third one. So while part of me wants to "keep up," I mostly got this so I would have lots of handwork to do during the move, when I'll probably be 2 months without a machine. Here is the first one:
And here is the second:
My favorite technique for applique is to needle turn with the "back-basting" technique. I tried many different ways, but this is by far the eastiest, most accurate, and most portable I have done.
I think that is all for now. Hopefully some Schnibble inspiration will come soon. I don't want to post a picture, because I'm too embarrassed!