Tuesday, August 4, 2009
A new start
Of course, just what someone with so many large projects and a basket full of WIP's needs is a new start. I just couldn't help myself. This is not your regular new start, at least not for me. I am starting Sail Away by Shepherd's Bush with a group of ladies for an online SAL. I really want to stitch this one in honor of my mother's heart. I know that sounds weird but my only child is leaving for college in a couple of weeks and the verse of this makes me think of him. I even think that is how the designer describes it when the piece first came out. Which is why I bought it plus I love Shepherd's Bush designs. We will take him to Chicago in less than 2 weeks and that will be Far Away. If you have ever been to Alaska you know Far Away doesn't begin to cover it. The closest part of the US to us is Seattle and that is 3 hours away by air: it gets worse from there.
The design is really pretty and the colors are nice. This one may need the Jill Rensel Mats for it.
I also decided to start the BBD freebie and chart it for my paternal grandmother. She was the stitcher/quilter/crafter in the family and although I never met her my dad always said I reminded him of her with all my sewing. I need to find the appropriate color to stitch this in...seems from all the quilts I have of hers she was fond of bright colors. So I may have to use really red for this. I will have to go see what I have that will work.