We went camping this past weekend at the same place as always. Shunda Lake is always so peaceful and beautiful. This stump from my header changes a bit every year. I did not get a lot of stitching time there this year as we did more hiking and kayaking but I did manage to take a few stitches in this Wandering Foot block.
It was fun to share this experience with my son who recently turned 13. For his birthday I made him this small zippered bag for carrying his book when he goes biking. He used to borrow an old one of mine so now he has his own.
This next project is part of a guild challenge. Every 2 months a theme is pulled out of a bag full of ideas and we're supposed to make a block or border or quilt element to go with the theme. The first theme pulled out of the bag was "Iconic". I was stumped! What came up on my internet search for Iconic were movie stars and political figures that really didn't inspire me. I had already decided I was going to use a dark background and had purchased this navy dotted fabric so I was determined to come up with something.
My DD#1 saved the day by suggesting using an Iconic book for my idea. (she is such a bookworm :0) I immediately thought of the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" - it is a great book. So here is my mockingbird perched in what is supposed to look like a pecan branch. (I have never seen a pecan tree or a mockingbird so I took liberties and the flowers are there for color) The bird's eye remains to be embroidered...
We just watched the movie a week ago - which is in black and white so this color picture on the cover of the book seems odd.
The next guild theme pulled was "where you live". That one was easy. I live in the province of Alberta and all of our car licence plates read "Wild Rose Country" As the wild roses were/are in bloom it was easy to come up with a rose wreath for my second block.
The next theme pulled was "Adventure". After a little thought I settled on the Wandering Foot block from the first photo of this post. It's not finished yet so I'll post it again later. The guild challenge is only going to go for 5 themes. I have already decided to make at least 12 blocks so I will be making some extras along the way.
And, finally I have to post a picture of my amazing and sweet DD#1 who graduated from High school this year. I am tremendously proud of her. She looked so beautiful in her royal blue dress.