Saturday was another sewing day with my sisters. We haven't gotten together for several months, so we were all ready to spend a day together. We gathered at my oldest sister's house for the afternoon. She worked on sewing some baby items - boppy covers, blanket & burp cloths - for her soon to be granddaughter. My younger sister worked on a baby quilt for her soon to be granddaughter. It's a lovely design that incorporates block piecing and embroidery.
I'm not expecting any grandchildren, but I worked on a baby quilt for one of my soon to be great-nieces. I have planned a fused applique quilt with farm animals and hearts alternating with scrappy nine patches. I am using thirties reproduction fabrics. I was only able to do a little, since I am still recovering from my shoulder surgery, spending most of the time chatting about family. A few weeks ago, I traced the applique shapes onto fusible web. I followed that up by fusing them onto the fabrics. Saturday, I cut out the shapes and fused them onto 6-1/2" muslin squares. I was able to finish all but three of the blocks during the after. That was about all that my right arm & shoulder could tolerate. The next step is to complete blanket stitching around the shapes and add embroidered features.
As usual, the day ended far too soon. My brother-in-law returned home, which signaled it was time to pack up. I was expected home for supper by my own DH. Until the next Sister's Sewing Day, working on my projects at home will have to suffice. Having sisters to share your hobby and spend time sharing our lives, is one of the joys we share. My sisters are my greatest advocates and my much needed critics. We can share honestly and know that we are still loved. I do not take the relationships lightly, knowing how blessed we are to have each other.