may be the best words to describe this past week …

not every day has been a texas star day but whenever there’s a patch of time you’ll find me sewing … those stars just calm me down and add some sparkle!

my needle is a milliner’s 9,  I began with bright white thread but have found that grey may often be better (pure cotton gutermann) and the stitches are just a bit smaller this week – it’s a miracle (“back-stitch every four stitches and at every corner just to make it strong”)

as this is definitely a scrap quilt I’ve begun to sew some stars together in long strips of 15 and the color scheme has changed from greens and pinks to include fresh blue because it looks good with the limey-green centres (to my eyes, anyway …)

thank you so much to Sandra and Ethel for passing on many precious pieces of liberty from their collections (and to Snowy, who’s always there in a chair right beside me (often asleep, but never mind) as the sewing happens …)


wishing you a happy week ahead and looking forward to seeing you again soon!

love, Barbara