summer days

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!

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