I haven't worked on Kate's highway poles, but that will come soon enough. Their possession date for a new home away from the prairies has not yet arrived, so I'm not feeling panic.
Jesica's stitching will be planned out, but not complete to until after the end of the month. I have an art exhibit to produce by the end of this month, and (yikes) who am I kidding!? Deadlines press.
I took off to a sewing retreat on Sunday. I spent the whole day in a vaulted cedar room overlooking a lake with the windows open. (See last post for details.) It was awesome! I specifically took no existing projects with me. I figured the art was too messy with all the yards & beads & threads. I didn't have a plan for a quilt, so I just took along all the solid precuts I had in my stash and made a big quilt top. I even did all the piecing with Fiona (my Kenmore ogre who is really a princess). She did a marvelous job!
I also put together some single log cabin blocks for a baby quilt top. It has five shades of pink if you look really close.
But wait! There's more. Remember the wonky owl quilt? It looked like an earthquake. I wasn't happy with the quilting and i didn't show you because it was too much. Well I decided ripping out the stitches would take about 5 days... so I jsut kept going. It looks like a dozen tornadoes. It's a natural disaster quilt. lol I kept thinking, 'it's okay. Anno is very unconventional. She'll like it! She'll laugh. Laughing is good.' She saw it last night and loved it. So all I have left to do it hand stitch the binding before our six children go on a playdate tomorrow. : ) Then she heads home which is out of province.
|spirals upon intersecting circles... tornadoes!|
Finally - I'm threadpainting and handstitching some postcards for the spring swap at PostCard Cottage. Join if you like! The link is on the sidebar. I can't show you a lot, but I'll give you this, which is turning out pretty and quite enjoyable to do.
All righty then! Head over to Lee's at Freshly Pieced to see what other quilters are up to! : )