Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A bit of sun!

I was wondering if I added all the hours of clear blue sky we have had in October, would it even come to a total day's worth. Well, I think the six hours we have had so far today might push it up to that much.

At least the inside time has allowed me to finish up sewing all those little letters on to the banner.

I still have some words to go but I have decided to embroider them in a curve below the rainbow. Appliquéing all those curvy lower case letters was more of a challenge than I wanted.

I will also add details to the church building with stitchery.

After taking this picture to send to the committee, I spread it out on the floor and basted the sandwich. Now I will be able to move this to take-along work ... starting tomorrow on the way to Gotemba for the choir retreat. As I recall, at last year's retreat I was working on the quilting on last year's project.

So, here is the basted piece. This is far from my favourite but if it meets expectations, I will be satisfied. I do miss my husband who could take the drawing and have it enlarged to make a pattern.

Now, maybe I should find an excuse to go outside and grab a bit of that sun before the next typhoon moves in....


  1. Sunshine, therapy for our spirits and souls. I like your banner so much, the colours go so well with the rainbow. For anything else that needs enlarging, is there a printing place or person with access to a larger printer than what we might use in our homes?

  2. I had a pattern enlarged earlier this year. The dingdong at the copy place just couldn't figure out what I wanted. The manager finally figured it out, and got it done for me. How hard is it to blow something up to a certain size, when I'm willing to tape the pieces together?

  3. I think your banner is wonderful, love the modern touches and something different. I hope the weather holds for you and you can get out and enjoy some sunshine.


  4. Beautiful banner, love the muted colours. Sunshine can make a day, it always makes me feel happy.

  5. I think it is a great design and I do admire you for the stamina and skill to appliqué all those small letters.
    The weekend will be rainy with the oncoming typhoon so I bet there will be plenty of stitching time at the retreat.

  6. Enjoy the sunshine while it is there.
    Lovely work on your banner. I think you are too hard in judging your work.

  7. I really likes your blog! You have shared the whole concept really well and very beautifully soulful read!
    Thanks for sharing

  8. That is amazing - I love the way the sun is coming up. We're having a bit more sun this weekend - glad for it too. Soon the rains will return - but at least we don't have typhoons. We did get over 5 inches of rain last week. Hope your weekend is great.

  9. It's very modern and bold design. But a bit of 70's perhaps. stay safe from typhoon, Hmm sun and rainbow in a same direction?

  10. I'm impressed. I could never attempt anything like this.

  11. You made great progress.This is really pretty and good idea on site !