This will be the first Thanksgiving we will be spending apart from all of our kids so it's just not the same. We decided to follow the protocols and are not traveling back to the Bay Area this week. Fortunately we saw our grandkids last weekend. We will have a small dinner with just 3 of us; we feel lucky to have our middle daughter staying with us!!
Anyway, it's putting me into a strange kind of funk I'm calling "low volume"!! :-)
I did do a little fabric shopping recently and found what might be called "low volume". Well maybe the definition is a little murky.
No idea what I'll do with these fabrics but they bring a smile to my face just looking at them. So what the heck, right??
Last weekend, Barb Vedder (funwithbarb) and I took a zoom class on back basting appliqué Now you know that Barb could've taught the class, along with Wendy Reed (constantquilter) but I've never learned how to do it. So I have tried a block of my sprigs and stars using this technique.
Fortunately I have a decent light box. But my [latest] problem was the marking pencil I was using to trace the design. UGH! I've been using a purple "pen" that washes away but that seems to be drying up. I tried a pencil for this one. We'll see how it turns out. So far it seems less labor intensive than the freezer paper method I was using, especially with the smaller pieces.
So my question is which method do you like to appliqué and why. Now I know some people absolutely never do the "A" word... but I rather enjoy it.
You've no doubt noticed I changed my header (thanks again to Janet O for the lesson!!) to reflect the latest weather here in Central Oregon. BRRRR. That was one early morning last week. Very picturesque. And we went to check out the snow parks yesterday and I am ready to pull my snow shoes out of the garage and get my gear ready for that activity!!
We are still missing Max terribly and I've been searching and searching for a new golden doodle (smaller and less shedding than a golden retriever). Getting a puppy these days is NOTHING like it was when we got Max 12 yrs ago. It's all online, of course; and there are scammers out there who take your deposit and disappear. So I'm really struggling. Many places are asking for deposits for litters that might be born in 6-12 months!! I would be quite content if someone showed up at my door with a puppy in hand! If you happen to know anyone who breeds golden doodles, please let me know!!
I wish you all a wonderful week. Even though we will most probably not be with the usual family gatherings, we still have so much to be thankful for. I certainly feel that way. I can't see my mom again (everything has shut down again in Oregon) so I am grateful I did see her a few times last month. We are healthy; my children and grandkids are healthy. I have a good life and feel very fortunate.
So I am sending you warm, loving hugs (virtual of course) at this time! And thanks for being there for me via blog-land!