Raggedy and Friends

The weather here was as good as it gets yesterday, well at least in the winter, snow on the ground, no wind and big blue skies. My husband and I decided to go cross country skiing at Mountain House just outside of New Paltz New York. We have only been once before (2 days ago) but felt that we should tackle an intermediate trail. We did about 3 miles on the intermediate and then repeated the beginner run from Tuesday. By 2pm we were starving and tired so we drove home.
Nice picnic lunch then upstairs to catch up on some sewing. I am doing the BOM from the Painted Quilt thanks Kaaren and good luck in your new home. I am a few blocks behind so I made a start on block 3. Here is my progress to date, it is fun to combine the machine quilting with the hand stitched panels. The bottom panel is partially stitched the top panel is just marked up ready to stitch. One of the ladies on Kaaren’s blog recommended a great product, its called Transfer-Eze. you can either print or photocopy your design onto these special sheets , peel off the backing paper then stick them onto your panel. I then stitch through the sheets, they are a little stiff so I find I do not need to hoop my work. When you have finished the stitching they just wash away. Very easy.