Here is how that worked:
And here is a look at Block 1 all done. I feel I did pretty well. Even with bi-focal contacts, the small stitches required for applique are a big challenge for my eyes so I spent a lot of time taking on and off my contacts and putting on a headlamp for extra light and magnifier glasses for extra sight!
It wasn't too hard to stay focused on sewing as I was surrounded by wonderful family handicrafts all over the house! Here is some of my inspiration in the Kentucky home where I stayed:
|This Crazy Quilt - a project on my long craft to do list!|
|These needlepoint pillows made by my grandmother with a color scheme true to the time they were stitched.|
And this wonderful, heavy, huge, wool stripey crocheted blanket that I ACTUALLY MADE many years ago when I was in college. I think I made 4 crocheted blankets that year while working 2 jobs and taking a full load of credits. I don't know how I found the time. I also didn't remember that the blanket was so big and heavy. I just stitched random combinations of patterns, probably to keep my mind off all of the English and Journalism papers I was supposed to be writing that semester. Anyway, I loved using it while I was visiting.