I didn't grow up as a fan of football, but I became one in self-defense when my two sons developed an interest in the game and even played for a short time. My youngest son went on to choose sports journalism as a career and he has covered professional football since graduating from college. On top of that, watching New Orleans Saints games - in person or via TV - is a de rigueur community activity here!
These Grandmother's Flower Garden hexies have been my football Sunday stitching project for a couple of years now. I haven't made as much progress as I'd like, so this year I'll have to stay focused and try to make more measurable progress. Part of what slows me up is prepping the green hexies for stitching. These aren't paper-pieced hexies, they're just marked, cut and stitched. You can read the back story here, if you're interested. It's good to remind myself how long I've been working on this quilt!
I'd like to press all the pieced hexie parts before I start sewing this afternoon, but my ironing board is out of commission for now. I'm not sure what I was thinking, but I tossed my ironing board cover in the washer last night, planning to wash out all the built-up starch residue. This is what happened - the batting attached to the cover completely shredded in the wash. Duh - uncovered, un-quilted poly batting is not going to survive even the gentlest wash cycle! I think I can salvage the cover by trimming off all the batting. I have stacks of old mattress pads that I save to cut up for padding in various projects, so I should be good to go with just a little work. If not, it's a good thing Target is open on Sunday!
I hope everyone enjoys their Slow Sunday Stitching! I'm linking up with other slow Sunday stitchers over at Kathy's Quilts.