I have been MIA for a couple of weeks for good reason.
A friend and I spent a week in Florida
celebrating a big birthday for her
and, more importantly,
the end of treatment for her breast cancer.
We were on Anna Maria Island, which was so beautiful.
It was a wonderfully relaxing week and it was WARM!!
While I was in Florida, I smocked a little dress for my granddaughter.
It has been years since I've smocked and, thankfully,
it came back to me quickly.
The smocking pattern is one I made up as I went along.
I had planned on using a smocking plate pattern,
but kind of went off on my own very quickly.
This will be delivered tomorrow when we get to see her.
I did manage to get the Lucky Star quilt top finished!!
It hasn't been pressed since it was finished,
but all of the blocks are sewn together.
The batiks and Kaffe play so well together.
There are quite a few Kaffe pieces left over,
so I'm going to have to come up with something else to make with these.
I had ordered backing, but am not thrilled with it.
A solid fabric may be used instead.