The challenge for Ironcraft this time around was Needle work. I love that the interpretation of the theme is left wide open and up to our imagination. So I used the needle on my sewing machine and made a picnic blanket. I had one that was an old bedspread, just a huge thing but many years of use has rendered it to the threadbare rag pile. I also needed one that was a little waterproof because our summer has been so wet that the earth squishes under our feet when we walk on the grass.
A picnic blanket was the perfect thing to use this oilcloth I had bought.
Any quilting is a challenge in itself for me and I learn a little something every time I try my hand at it. The biggest challenge, however, is taking the time to stop the life-merry-go-round and stop long enough to make something new. It feels so good when I'm done! To know I have stolen those moments away from playing Mom-the taxi or Mom-the housemaid, so I can concentrate on making something beautiful, is sweet non-conformity. I'm such a rebel! lol