I have been following Ann Hermes' blog ever since I started blogging on Allpeoplequilt.com in 2008 (or sometime around then). She and a group of other bloggers are still blogging and reading each others blogs, so I feel like I know her, even though we have never met in person.
Her book, Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases and Other Small Treasures, has just been published and I just received my copy! I have barely cracked it open for a short peek and decided I had to blog about it. I can't wait to read it all! It's available from Ann or on Amazon.com.
In between moving, etc. I managed to make 32 flying geese for this pattern by Crabapple Hill. I think I worked on the embroidery panels for at least a couple years, so now, I would like to finish it before Thanksgiving, if possible. I need 32 more flying geese for the border, then I just have to make the blocks in the middle sections!
Here are some of the flying geese that are completed. I can remember the day when I just dreaded making FGs, but after many years, the task has gotten easier. That's always nice. I guess practice does make perfect - just as my old piano teacher used to say!
BTW, we have all our belongings are now in the house, but not in the actual rooms as we are keeping them clear for the carpet to be put down tomorrow. Our furniture and boxes are in the garage, shed, bathroom and on closet shelves. The kitchen is taking shape and most of the cabinets have been cleaned, so we are making progress. The living room has been painted and really looks great!
Thanks for all your good wishes!