I'm a little under the weather today -- been coughing for about 48 hrs and I have a stuffy head. This is disappointing, because normally Saturday is my big day to sew. It starts Friday evening with my visit to the 'secret sewing sisters circle' at my aunt's house. I blogged about that a couple of posts ago. But this Friday I was feeling crappy so I begged off, saying I was too tired and didn't want to infect everyone else.
So today I was a lazy slug, vegging on the couch and watching some old reruns of Murder, She Wrote. Now this is possible since DH is retired and does most of the normal household chores like laundry and vacuuming. In fact I'm no longer allowed to vacuum or load the dishwasher, since he has become so particular about how it gets done. So usually the weekends are for visiting family, working on projects, church and other fun activities.
DH had a tooth pulled yesterday, so we both decided to be lazy. He brought in the mail. I love the mail! Several times a week there will be a magazine or sewing newsletter that arrives, or a new catalog. Sometimes I order things and the days when a package arrives are lovely! Today, the quilt kit from the upcoming retreat arrived. The fabrics are beautiful, browns and teals. The project is a wall hanging using a bargello technique. I opened the box to check it out.
Latin bargillus (from Goth bargi and German burg), meaning "castle" or "fortified tower". In quilting, strips of various colors are sewn together, subcut into various widths and resewn into a configuration that could resemble mountains or castle walls. If you have good contrast between the extremes of your color selection, it can make a striking end product. If your colors are too similar, it will just be a muddy mess and won't be worth the effort it takes to make all those cuts and all those seams! I'm on the fence about this project as I said in a previous blog.