Wednesday, 20 January 2016

I Got Mail!

After going out for lunch today I checked my mailbox to find two surprise packages.  The first one was a kit for three snowmen sent by my dear friend Anna aka Woolie Mammonth. She didn't want to miss out throwing a snowball to me! The second package was from Quiltmania a gift for starting a subscription with them, Tulip #10 Wool Applique Needles.  All I have to do is choose a background and threads and I have an early birthday present ready, I've often had snow on my February birthday.  Thanks Anna and Quiltmania!
 Speaking of backgrounds I've been stitching away prepping my next set of Bird Dance backgrounds.  Love the cotton with the heavy running stitched threads on the applique piece, crested chain stitch done on either side.
 French Knots in some of the white Polka dots, more to be added once the bird is added.
 Back stitched circles with a whipped woven circle in one.
 First bird is all stitched down and ready for embellishing stitches.
 Second bird also ready to be embellished.
 Number three has the added French knots and needs a large stitched area on the left of the bird before stitching the bird.
I've also prepped the next three backgrounds and progressed onto stitching down the birds.  But forgot to take pictures before stitching them down.  Hope you are having a good hump day!


WoolenSails said...

Surprises in the mail are always fun and that is something you can make for fun.
Love the birds, I need to get my appliqués cut and ready for the weekend.


Anna said...

So happy I could share some snow with you!!! I love the color theme of the new birds! hugs, Anna

paulette said...

Always good to get surprises! Love the fun birds!~

The little book of Nessie said...

That is nice of Quilt Mania. Good progress on the birds. Regards, Nessie