It was a good news day! Mom (Anne H) broke her right arm (the humerus) and while we were hoping it would heal, at age 93 we weren't sure it would happen. She saw the specialist today and surprise, surprise! It is healing. She'll have to baby it for the next couple of months but otherwise she is good to go! She has been struggling with her sewing but now that she is cast/brace free she can have fun with her sewing!
I've been sewing bits and pieces for Tiny World Pincushions and I managed to finish yet another. I have two little gold demi tasses and here is the first of the two. The other will be finished another day!
To give you an idea of the size here it is next to the Farmer's Home - Winter Pincushion. I really adding tree trunks! And they are both working pincushions! Can a quilter have too many pincushions? I think not!
I'm still working on the feathers in diamonds in Butterscotch Ripple - there are two or three to go. This quilt is going a little slower than I would like but hopefully I'll pick up steam tomorrow. I've been doodling away like crazy trying to decide how to fill the diamonds after the initial feather border. My doodling isn't perfect or even accurate but that isn't the point. The purpose is to help develop ideas. I might not be able to quilt what I draw but it gets the creative juices flowing! And it did just that!
The outer feather is quilted in the example below and I drew two inner diamonds that are 1/2" apart to create channels. I used my blue water soluble fabric marker.
Close-up of the blue markings.
This is a close-up of the channels and the circles.
Now about those two rabbits I've been seeing in the garden. They were back again. They sure like the pond! Isn't he's a snappy dresser - blue plaid pants and a leopard print vest!
I was able to get fairly close - they didn't seem too bothered to have their picture taken but then in the blink of an eye they were gone!
Was it me or was it this??? The dreaded Grey Panther from two doors down!
Until I post again, happy sewing!