Good morning...it's Monday here down under...I can't believe the gorgeous weather we are having. It's really too nice to be inside on days like this, but then no quilting would get done!
I have started quilting my Kosjes topper...not sure that you'll be able to see the quilting properly, but I did decide to do the baptist fan quilting, it's not quite as easy as I thought it would be.
The part I find hard is marking in the quilt design, I tried powdered chalk with the pounce applicator, this doesn't show up well enough.... I tried Press and Seal,but found the needle gets sticky and the machine foot gets tacky and drags over the plastic. I did try adding a little talcum powder, this works for a little while. Then I tried the blue wash out pen, looks messy, but does seem to work the best...I'll soldier on...I wish it was easier to do, but it does look lovely...♥
How beautiful is this rose, called Double Delight, it has the most beautiful perfume...there is a little story to this rose bush..
A few years ago, a young couple with a little baby were renting over the road from us.
One day, we heard a frantic banging on our front door. Dh answered the door to find the mother with baby in arms turning blue, mother screaming.."Please help me, my baby stopped breathing !"...
Dh took baby and gently breathed little puffs into it's mouth, I ran to ring the ambulance, the person on the line was telling us what to do while the ambulance was on the way...after what seemed like forever the little baby started to cough and take a breath...what a beautiful sound that was! The ambulance arrived and took over, they said my Dh saved the baby's life.
Well the next day the mother came over and gave us this rose bush as a "thank you"...just to see the baby breathe and see she was going to be OK was wonderful.....we call the rose Shannon, as that was the baby's name.
The family have moved on, but every time I tend to that rose bush and cut the beautiful blooms I think of Shannon and wonder how she is...
Have a great day...♥