Seems like it rains everyday, but we have managed to sneak in some outside time.
Lulu is blending colors for the perfect sunset.
I conducted a little picnic blanket experiment.
I got a great deal on some fabric and was desperate to make something loaded with pattern.
I also tried out some applique with satin stitch.
I frenchified picnic to picnique which was not without incident. After I had everything fused AND stitched down I realized my u was upside down. After a few choice sewing words, I had it the right way.
It has flannel instead of batting so it's lightweight. I used crochet thread to tie it. Instead of making a binding I left the backing 1 3/4" wider, folded it over onto the front, and machine stitched it.
Here's the back.
We are in the midst of planning for next week's big event.
Someone here is turning 7!