I'm doing the All People Quilt 2017 UFO Challenge (you can find it here). This month I hope to finish the binding on two quilts and I am happy to report that I finished this piece last night. Now I have to complete a bigger poppy quilt.
I've been going to some flea markets and finding a few treasures. Today I am going to work on this piece of embroidery I found on Saturday. The piece was a kit offered in the 1970s by Erica Wilson and features Chessie, the Railroad Kitten--the mascot of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. The image of the cat was originally created by Guido Gruenwald (1881-1935) and adopted by the railroad in a 1933 ad.
The ad created a sensation and "Chessie" became the companies mascot. The piece I found was complete but loose. It isn't enough that I have my own UFOs, I feel compelled to take on others as well :D
I'm going to make a pillow for Peter and Jessica and found an asian inspired print that I think they will like (Jessica was just in Japan this last fall).
I'll keep it simple because I want to be able to give it this weekend when I see the kids. Here in Pennsylvania, it's been wet and cold weather but that just means--perfect sewing weather and we DO need the rain.
Have a wonderful day!