I did decide to add a border around the name and I like that look much better. Today I'm putting some time into cleaning and oiling my machine, which I hope will put it on a path to smoother sewing, so that I can finish up this project!
Meanwhile I went to a great quilt show yesterday with some friends. When I got there I realized that I had forgotten my camera so I enjoyed the quilts without taking pictures, then headed to the vendor's booths - my favorite part!
I bought an array of cotton fat quarters, each one mentally assigned to a future applique.
I loved this piece of border fabric - I'm picturing little frames for fabric portraits!
I love the variations in the design of this Japanese fabric!
And there were wonderful hand dyed wools which I couldn't resist. I'm using these in a project for my sister, which I'll show soon. The scissors are for her also because she has a black cat!
Hopefully I'll get my sewing machine back to work today!
Here's wishing everyone a happy Friday!