It's been cold and SO WINDY! The lake is gray and sprinkled with whitecaps. The wind has been over 30 mph ever since I arrived, and temps below 40, so not a good time to do much outside. So, we occupied ourselves indoors, instead!
Mom has been hand quilting on this for a great-granddaughter. Can you tell that she is a fan of purple and pink?! It's not a complex quilt pattern, a large star surrounded by squares. It's the colors and designs that make it interesting. She is quilting little shapes and patterns and numbers into each block. I hope it is cherished forever!
I brought along a hand sewing project that was started last year (or the year before). I ran into it when I was gathering examples to use for an upcoming Intro to English Paper Piecing class. Lots of diamonds left to do....
I have completed 3 of the 8 sections necessary, and made progress on #4. I have all the fabric pieces cut and stacked in a box, but I'm in trouble. When I went back through the pieces, I discovered that I didn't cut enough of this one---
I need 9 more diamonds, and I can't find any fabric remaining in my stash! So this has hit a snag! Now I go on the quest to find more of this fabric. Does it look familiar to you? I don't even know who the manufacturer/designer was, when it was purchased, where it was purchased, etc.
Would you do me a favor and look in your own stash for it, and ask anyone you know who owns a scrap of fabric if they might have it? I had to do this once before, and by broadcasting my plea to the world wide web, I was lucky enough to find what I needed! Here's hoping I am that lucky again!
Here's an interesting idea for you!
I found out about an app for altering photos into something more "artsy". It's called Dreamscope and it's a free app. They have a lot of different filters that can be applied to create different effects. I don't think it's the easiest to use, and maybe that's because it takes some time to process the image. I didn't think I had succeeded in making it work, but when I went back to it later, the bottom picture showed up. So here is the before and after: