I got 2 new books in the mail yesterday. I will tell you about the first one called Free Motion Quilting by Judy Woodworth.
When I get new books, I like to try to make them last as long as possible, stretching out the enjoyment. I started reading in the afternoon and again at bedtime. I ended up finishing the whole thing! I will have to go back and re-read and of course try some things out. It is a good book for those who would like to take their free motion quilting to the next level. The author gives ideas where she gets her inspiration, carrying her camera and a notebook around with her. There are lots of pictures of the quilting with diagrams. While some have directional arrows when she gives clear step by step directions, I would have liked arrows on all the examples as I really have trouble to follow line diagrams. However she does encourage you to practice on paper first and then on fabric sandwiches. The free motion quilting in the book just amazes me!
Today, I did some cleaning, got the clothes hung out and organized the recycling. After lunch I added a little more paint stick to the hummingbird and stitched in the eye. I think I will leave the final border narrow as seen below, not sure. I've added it on the 2 sides and folded it to the backside.
And for those who like to knit I'm showing my progress on the baby afghan. I only work on that between 9 and 10 at night when I watch TV and sometimes during the news at dinner time. It's almost done.