Over the past week I've done little bits of prep for the appliqued borders. First I traced the shapes on cardstock, then to the fabric
Plastic sandwich bags were great for storing all of the applique parts The stems were simply cut the right size on the bias. The leaves were traced on wonder under and fused to the leaf fabric Those small pieces need to be contained, and a sandwich bag does that nicely for me.
Midnight arrived just as I was finished fusing all of the leaves to the border pieces.
My plan for today is to blanket stitch each of the twenty-eight leaves . Then if I am very organized, perhaps start to add the stems. They too will be machine appliqued using the blanket stitch. After that it will all be hand sewing for the flower blooms.
It is a sunny morning, with just a dusting of white on the ground, a reminder that we are not completely out from winter's influence. I think it is just about time for breakfast