Yesterday was just one of those days.
but a day where things went perfectly.
Aquarius, Let the Sunshine In.
It was a rockin' good day.
Everything was perfectly aligned.
I had a beautiful start
Photo by Jessica Redente Wolfe
when one of my favorite helpers came to play.
Then in the afternoon I simply
seemed to flow from one project to another
in a perfect rhythm.
I finished hand quilting
I had already made the binding and
decided there was no reason to wait sewing it on.
Oh, my gosh.
I'm so close to being done with this
mystery quilt designed by Di Ford
that started in 2014.
The planets stayed aligned
and I knew there was no better time
to start the free embroidery pattern, "3 Cheers", that
I decided to enlarge the pattern and
will probably make it into a pillow.
It's a sweet design that reminds me of
simpler times of decorating our bikes and riding them
in the 4th of July parades back home
in Michigan where I grew up.
Meg's pattern shares
a successful way of using crayons
with your embroidery.
First, heavily color the areas
that you're going to color with white crayon
and then add the colored crayons on top. It makes the
wax and colors smoother when
you use the iron to melt it into the fabric.
Also a reminder
you have today and tomorrow
to leave a comment in my post
Because you could win
one of these awesome fabric baskets
to help me celebrate.
Everyone needs a basket
and one of these could be yours.
The day ended with a summer music concert
over at Colorado State University.
It was simply a day to
"Let the Sunshine In."
It sounds like a perfectly lovely summer day! Happy belated birthday!!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a perfect day to me. And,yes I sure do remember that song! Your quilt is perfectly lovely too.ReplyDelete
Gotta love days like that! Congrats on the almost finish. It really does feel wonderful when projects flow so very well.:)ReplyDelete
So glad for your magical day!ReplyDelete
Sounds marvellous!! You have a very cute helper :0) Your handquilting looks so very lovely! It seems to me that it went very quickly. I look forward to seeing how the crayon looks with the embroidery.ReplyDelete
I LOVE days like that! Sounds like you had a wonderful time of it - got a lot done and had a lot of fun too!ReplyDelete
P.S. There's a new TV show titled Aquarius - it's about Charles Manson - - - wonder if it's any good?Delete
I love that song too!!! It's wonderful that you had one of those perfect days. Wishing you many more!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a perfect day indeed! Your quilting looks wonderful on Mountmellick - a combination of machine in-the-ditch and hand? Has a lovely texture and I love the hand quilted motifs you added to the HSTs.ReplyDelete
A beautiful day! Thank you for sharing. Congratulations on a beautiful finish.ReplyDelete
How exciting to be so close to calling Mountmellick complete! Your day sounds very fulfilling from every moment. Well remember those lyrics to Aquarius - one of our favorite groups ever, especially after seeing their live performance back in Virginia - must have been 1969 too. They saved that signature song for last and walked up and down the aisles shaking hands while singing - it brought the house down and our applause went on for ever. Just magical!ReplyDelete
What a day! I am so excited for you to have your Di Ford quilt finished! Cheers for you!!ReplyDelete
BTW, in my high school days I performed that song with our "swing choir" and then in my college days I saw 5th Dimension in concert. I remember that song very well! : )
Oh my goodness ... a blast from the past: 5th Dimension. I loved the music in 1969 (the year I graduated from High School) ... a couple of years later and the music got all weird and psychedelic and I was not a fan.ReplyDelete
Wow, so close to a finish on your Di Ford ... I cannot wait to see it bound and displayed in all its glory!
sounds like a fabulous day!!ReplyDelete
I loved the music video and my 22 year old daughter loved it too!!
congats on your di for finish
You are so busy and talented! Your Di Ford quilt looks wonderful! The little trike will be so cute! Sorry i missed your birthday, good wishes anyway! Hope the sunshine continues to shine on you!ReplyDelete
I do love that song, but I remember the one from the movie, and I have just learned that it was Nell Carter who did that vocal. What a voice! Thanks for the memory. :DReplyDelete
What a busy day. I would have been happy to finish any one of those things!