Sunday, January 22, 2017

Trip to Coast

We are on our way home from a short trip to Seaside, OR for DH's birthday celebration.  We met my BIL and attended a concert of barbershop a cappella groups.  I'm trying to post from my tablet so everything is not working the same as my PC.

My handwork project for the trip is making yo yos which I'm planning to use to make a valance for my sewing room window.  I'm using 30s fabrics. The picture isn't very good because it was dark and I couldn't figure out if the tablet has a flash.



Before we left home I gave DH his gift - a quilt top that I just finished that morning.  It's "Vintage Tin" and I started it a year ago.  I did all that embroidery early in the mornings when DH was still sleeping.  I worked on it every day and skipped a couple of the embroidery blocks and replaced them with pieced blocks.  Here are a few pictures of it that I took with my tablet. I'll post better ones soon.  I plan to quilt it right away and get it finished soon.




10 comments:

Lori said...

Wow! That embroidery is amazing! I'm sure he is thrilled with his quilt!

Karen said...

I don't like making yo-yo's but using them for a valance in a sewing room is such a good idea. Picture when you get done please.

Quilting Babcia said...

I love your version of Vintage Tin. What a wonderful surprise for your DH.

Marsha said...

The little yo-yo's are adorable and will make a beautiful valance for your sewing room! Tell your DH Happy Birthday! His quilt is wonderful, I'll be waiting to see the quilting.

Janet O. said...

What a great quilt you made for you hubby! So did he not know anything about it?

---"Love" said...

Your yo-yos are pretty; will be glad to see them on your windows. Hubby's quilt is really neat; lots of work there. I see that Texas license plate too! He's going to have a real treasure when you get it quilted! Happy Birthday to him from me too! ---"Love"

canuckquilter said...

That's a lovely surprise for your husband. He certainly seems pleased with it. Yo-yos for a valance is an interesting idea. I'm sure you'll post pictures when it is finished!

a good yarn said...

Gosh the quilt turned out so well. DH looks well chuffed! Stitched with much love. Cute yo-yos.

Barb said...

what a great gift! Looking forward to seeing more of those amazing embroidery blocks.

Synthia said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gift. A labor of love, to be sure!!!