Last week at guild, our guest speaker was Christy Starr, owner of Helen’s Hen House in Florissant, MO. I’ve loved that shop since first finding it. I can remember going there pretty much every time I “got leave” from my two babies on a Saturday. I wished back then that I could live there. It’s home, historic Meyers House, is a beautiful old home with very tall ceilings, perfect for a quilt shop! Christy has owned the shop for three years now and I’m happy to say has kept the original charm and feel that made me love it when Joan & Helen had the shop originally!
Christy brought samples and spoke of wool applique. Although I love and do a lot of fusible applique, I’ve done very little wool applique. Christy brought along beautiful samples and of course plenty to buy! I fell for these!
And, thinking ahead to the rest of the week, I bought enough wool that Clare and my niece could make one also. Two weeks prior to school starting, 1 to 3 of my sister’s kids spent the day with us. I thought it would be a fun little project for a couple of teenie boppers. Clare & Elyse got their’s cut out and assembled, starting the stitching, but I cheated used the button hole stitch on my machine and finished mine!
Isn’t it adorable? The wool is very easy to work with and it will be cute set out at Easter time every year. Question now is should it be stored in my cedar chest to keep the pesky moths from liking it too?
Until next time,