|Make some banners, let the festivities begin!|
My banner for celebrating is made from a vintage tablecloth I needed to repurpose. While the embroidery was beautiful, there were some areas of the tablecloth suffering from previous spills damaging the linen.
|The back was as beautiful as the front.|
|Something was spilled and never removed effectively before putting away in storage. The result was deterioration of the fibers. No problem, we'll just cut those areas away!|
|The hand crocheted trim from the tablecloth edge was also salvaged. So much time and effort by the this needle worker was not going to be lost! Good bye snow, you'll soon be a distant memory.|
But, back to the top I finished quilting, the Kansas Dust Storm.
|I quilted circles in the center, outlined the star shapes and did swirls in the "apricot" background.|
Go back to the original seller's photo and take a look at the make-do attitude of assembling the blocks together. Bless that quilter's spirit because those blocks were going to fit together dust bowl or no dust bowl! It is amazing how patience and lots of quilting can straighten out even the most impossible of seams.
A successful quilting adventure!
So if you couldn't tell, I am washed in a euphoric glee; thank you needle workers who I will never have the pleasure of knowing, and thank you Phil. Tonight I will watch the movie, Ground Hog Day, and continue my merriment.
**For those of you in the southern hemisphere....enjoy those summer days and close your eyes and let the sun kiss your face!!!**