We returned from our cruise on Saturday and are finally getting things back to "normal". I didn't do as much hand stitching as I had hoped.......it seems that I am very set in my ways when it comes to hand applique. I never realized this, but I stitch while sitting in a recliner and use my knees and thighs to support a lightweight board that I stitch on. I didn't bring that board with me, and the small sit-up straight with your feet on the floor chair was amazingly uncomfortable for me. I did try, but never lasted more than 15 minutes. So now I have lots of prepared work, and I have started playing catch up with it in the evenings.
Celebrated my birthday on Sunday and was surprised to receive the very new add-on program to EQ7. It is called EQStitch, and is a digitizing program. I am working on the included lessons and watching the videos and it doesn't seem too hard at all. It will make almost anything into an embroidery or machine embroidered applique design into an embroidery file. Hopefully, I will find time to actually do a design, send it to an embroidery machine and stitch it out before next week. If I manage to accomplish this, I will post a picture. I also need to post a pic of the small wallhanging that I made at our retreat, using the stack and whack method. I will include that next week as well.
So, I value all of your opinions, so let me know what you think of that batik framing fabric. I have visited both of our local quilt shops and haven't found anything else.....but of course, I will continue shopping, just in case, lol.
Have a great week!
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