Yesterday was a holiday in Canada…Canada Day. Everything was closed tighter than a drum and the weather wasn’t the greatest. Although it didn’t rain, the skies remained overcast and there were rumblings of thunder all day. Sew…I mean, so…what did I do? I sewed!
I completed the basting of my 150 pathway hexagons that I cut out on Monday (see my previous post) and now I am ready to proceed with the fourth row of my Grandmother’s Flower garden quilt. I’ll probably start on that later today.
Leanne, who was my Easter swap partner, and I still continue to swap. We swap things that we have difficulty finding in our respective countries, Australia and Canada. Not too long ago, an idea came to me and I asked Leanne if she would send me some Australiana fabric, which she so graciously did.
So this is what I did yesterday.
I made a needlecase. The blue wool in the centre is called ‘duffle’ and comes from northern Labrador. This woolen fabric is used by the Canadian Inuit Aborigines (Eskimos) to make their winter clothing…including their ‘duffle’ coats. The ‘duffle’ is thick but very soft. One of the gals from my Tuesday night stitching group is from Goose Bay, Labrador and the last time she went home to visit her family, she brought some back for me. Thank you again, Marjorie!
But I had lots of fabric left over so did I stop there?
Actually I do have a plan for each of these needlecases but I can’t speak about it here. You just never know who might be reading this. (wink)