It’s Victoria Day here, the official start to summer and barbeque season, a long weekend which can be extremely busy with yard work to get ready for the growing season. Fortunately, it’s also one of our allocated weeks for our cottage, so some hand stitching and enforced idleness is in order. I’m not complaining.
Tonight I was able to sit on the front porch until it got too dark to see, working on the quilt label for my daughter’s Easy Street quilt. I marked lines 3/4″apart with my not-air-erasable frixion pen, then added the text and am using 2 strands of DMC floss and a simple chain stitch to embroider it.
The fabric is the off white Fabricland solid from the top with a 4″ x 5″ rectangle of medium-weight interfacing to back it.
The binding is taking me a lot longer than I anticipated because the carpal tunnel repetitive strain syndrome in my right wrist is flaring up, although the embroidery isn’t bothering me that much. I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll be done sometime this week however.
I’ll leave you with a couple of pretty shots of Ontario wildflowers and my view as I was stitching away.