The weather here in the midwest has been phenomenal! And when it gets this way, it is so hard to stay indoors, so The Kid and I have been spending more time away from home and outdoors.
One thing that I did manage to complete was ‘the accidental cake plate’. I absolutely love the crystal cut glass in whatever form, but mostly I like the covered plates or bowls. On occasion, I have an epiphany with pieces and I can bring them all together to make another item that was never expected.
If I hadn’t told you just now what all these pieces were, you probably wouldn’t have guessed what they were. 🙂 I’m probably going to hang on to this until a girlfriend’s birthday and give it to her along with a small cake.
I’ve also been able to get a few more quilts bound. Here is one that I finished yesterday and managed to get The Kid to help me get a photo.This is built sort of backwards, as the sashing was the part pieced, while the blocks were just plain black. I think it is stunning! I have always been a big lover of piecing and I use just about every piece of fabric that is left over, down to doing tiny doll-sized scrappy quilts. Another quilt I am just finishing up is a postage stamp quilt, the original blocks were an inch and a half, so the finished block size is 1″. Wait ’till you see it!
I’ve also been working on the cross stitch, there is a very large area towards the bottom that is deep green and although I have been working on that area all week, it still seems like I am not getting ahead. I’ll provide an update soon!