Normally, I am very careful when I stitch and drink coffee at the same time. But not today!
I am not exactly sure what happened….except that the coffee cup missed my mouth and coffee dribbled down my chin and onto Block #2 of Civil War Bride. Yikes!
When I start an applique block, the first thing I do is trace the pattern on to the background with a water soluble marker. I trace all of the shapes and I even number them so I know which order to stitch. Sort of like painting by numbers…only with fabric!
So when I ran to the sink and rinsed the block under the tap to remove the coffee, I also removed the majority of my markings. Really, just a minor detail. I waited for the block to dry and then I re-traced the pattern and continued on my merry way!
First I stitched a few leaves in place….
…and then the bias stem.
Next a flower and some buds. My first thought was to make all the flowers purple, but now I think I will make them all different colours!
Til next time…