I Needed to give my hands a break from quilting so I decided to start working on the tree applique kit.
Since I plan to change the tree into a pear tree and add a partridge I figured I could forget the directions and do it my way. I decided to do blanket stitch applique.
since I am not a fan of raw edge applique I am turning under the edges and basting and pressing before I stitch them down
I even bought a new toy to do the pressing.
I have not tried it yet, but I hate to use the big iron to press such small things (I always manage to burn myself)
I think the applique is working out fine….I need practice to even up my stitches but not bad for the first few.
We finally got some rain! 1/2″ on Thursday
If we could get that once a week for a month or so we might get back to normal!
I did take some garden pictures this evening….some things are doing great….some suffered in the heat and drought. (click pictures to enlarge)