Monday, July 12, 2021


 I have spend this last week perfecting my appliqué skills.  Things are going well.  I have found Floriani Stitch N Wash to be the solution to my woes when it comes to turning the edges under on appliqué pieces.

My first two completed blooms, leaf, and bias vine look great.  Vines have never been an issue for me.  I use the Clover bias tools for the bias vines.  

On to the next bloom.  I am very pleased with all those nice curved edges.  Every once in a while I spy a bit of a not quite rounded area, but I have come to the decision that not everything will be absolutely perfect.  Also if one steps back just a foot or two your minor flaws seem to disappear.  

This one will have to extend out into the border, so this week time to get that border on to work on it.  

So it is on to adding a border, the last two flowers and adding lots of leaves.  I think I might just have managed to get some new skills down with this project.

A new surprise addition to the clan!  Normally my daughter gathers eggs up daily to avoid any surprise additions to her 20 plus chicken families.  However, some how this hen slipped one in this past week.  This particular hen has been escaping from the large fenced in pen and hiding eggs under various bushes and trees in the yard.  My daughter thought she had found all her hiding places but somehow missed this one, only to discover this little chick strolling out with mother this past week.   


  1. Hi,
    Love your flowers and vines...can't wait to see
    this together. The baby chick is a cutie.
    Have a great day!

  2. You are so talented.

    Hens can be so protective of their eggs and this one is. The chick is adorable.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  3. Your area indeed conquering applique! Looks wonderful. That hen was very clever. Her chick is so cute. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss

  4. Your hand applique looks great! And Mother Nature wins again, that's a gorgeous little chicken.

  5. We were staying with a friend with chickens and when I cut down a huge bush with long thorns, I found a pile of about 30 old eggs. Chickens are clever.

    Loving you newest craft a lot :)

    I'm so happy to see your link at My Corner of the World this week!

  6. That chicken had a plan, scheming and plotting to increase the size of the flock!

  7. What pretty Applique!!!
    Thank you for also Linking up to Finished ( or Not) Friday!!!

  8. Great job with the applique!

  9. That is one proud mama and your applique is beautiful. It looks perfect to my eye!!

  10. Such pretty and cheerful applique! Smart mama hen! :)

  11. Imagine that! A little surprise chick just like Easter.
    Wow, your applique is perfection; I do believe you have mastered your technique. This is going to be beautiful.

  12. It always feels so good to find and master a new technique. Your flowers look great. Congrats on the new addition to the family. I guess the new mom was really determined to be just that.

  13. Beautiful. Your edges look so neat and perfect, we see only our own imperfections. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down last week.