I have had a sewing "helper" this week. Sometimes he just lays beside me in a supervisory capacity but he can be a bit attention seeking much of the time which impedes my sewing productivity, if you know what I mean!
Despite Finn's "assistance", I managed to do a bit of hand quilting on the wool appliqué squirrel piece. I finished the outlining and started some vertical line quilting in the background. The plan is to make a 1" square grid in the background and then figure out some sort of quilting for the brown border and the outer border.
I use painter's tape to keep my lines straight.
If you look closely, you can see my two lines of quilting so far...
I also did some more outlining on my Fountain Glass Window counted cross stitch picture this week.
I have been using Thread Heaven on the metallic outlining thread but it is still tangling a bit, so this is a slower process than outlining with embroidery floss.
As you can see, I have a ways to go before this is done!
Finn will be staying with us for another week. There are lots of walks going on here as well as playtime each day. Yesterday, we sat out on the front porch in the sunshine for 30 minutes just watching the world go by. One of the neighbours was outside decorating for halloween with his daughter and someone else was cutting the grass. Birds were singing. Finn was quite enthralled by it all.