Progress on Laundry Day. Top left and bottom right--before toned down with tea dye (Hey, Jude!) and bottom left, top right show the difference. (click to enlarge)
I wish I had not used a pearl cotton for the applique; a black quilting thread would have been better--not too thin, not too thick. The collage cut off the little bird at the top and her feet at the bottom, but the next pic will probably be after it is finished and will show those sections. I liked it much better after the tea dying--one of jude's tricks!
Amelia's in-laws arrived yesterday, and her hot water heater went out! It was 17 degrees last night, which is FRIGID in our neck of the woods. Cold showers in this weather are not really an option.
Fee, Chris, and Bill worked on it, but no go. For some reason, they couldn't get a new one installed until Monday. Which is weird because Monday is a holiday--MLK Day.
The plan was to go down to the cabin for the weekend anyway, so things aren't as bad as they could have been.
Things to be thankful for:
...Pieces, Too...) with a copy of Amagansett by Mark Mills! Now, I'd looked for this at my library, and they didn't have a copy, but Debby didn't know that. Finding this surprise in the mail was such a thrill!
Thank you, Debby, for your kind, thoughtful, and unexpected gift...you made my day.