Well here it is Wednesday again and I haven't had any time to work on my tree skirt this week. I am getting ready to go to the 67th Flaherty picnic (I haven't attended them all of course :) ). It is held on Long Island in New York. This year I am particularly interested in seeing a cousin who has had a bad year. Last year he gave me a big bag of his ties so I made him a quilt out of them.
I hope he likes it. I had trouble selecting the sashing fabric and Greg, my husband, thought this fabric looked very much like a tie. I wasn't sure at first but I think it works.
This is the same picnic where last year I made three quilts for my cousins who had sent me their mother's collection of handkerchiefs when she passed away. I was thrilled to have them. I made a blue, pink, and yellow quilt and the hankies were shaped like birds. Here is a picture of the quilts with my cousins. That is a picture of my aunt, their mother, in the center of the quilts. I should say that the sashing on these quilts were real feedsacks. I just love feedsacks and only use them for something special. It took me years before I would let myself cut into a feedsack.
I have also be working on some gifts for my nephew's new baby who should be born any day now. They specifically wanted bright colors for the baby no pastel. I don't know if they are dog or cat people so I made this quilt with dogs on one side and cats on the other. I haven't finished the binding yet but that will be purple. Here is a picture of the quilt without the binding.
I have to admit I am not much of a photographer and the colors look a little washed out here. Here is another picture below showing the dogs on one side and the cats on the other. I also made the baby a cat and a dog blankie. Can you tell they are little cats on the left side of the quilt?
I am not sure if I will have time to work on my tree skirt before next week so it might not be until the week after I will post anything about that.
Tomorrow is going to be really hot here again, we are getting a break in the weather today.
I hope you are all doing well with whatever kind of weather you are having.