I think this is mauve? Or plum but not so blue? I struggle with color names.
2 faces, 2 swans.
I found the perfect button.
This is the last of the lady dolls for now. I finished her a few days ago but the weather has been so wet and gloomy that I wasn’t able to take any photos until today.
Her hair isn’t just black: it has a textured weave which I love.
Close-up of the kitties-
A black cat tail wraps around the back.
And here is all the ladies, enjoying each others’ company.
And Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends! I hope all of your food is delicious and all your company is cheerful!
I’m back to playing with my bags of soft cashmere bits that make such sweet and soft flowers.
This one is definitely not inspired by nature out my window. We’ve had a hard frost and the garden is over for the year. And tonight, we are suppose to have our first snow.
I will be playing with some more butterfly designs because these were fun!
Plain on the back-
It’s voting day today in the US. I hope you have all gone out and made your voice heard. I try to remember, nobody is going to be the perfect candidate/solution. Let’s just try to move things toward a more equal, kinder, healthier country. I thought I’d post my finished quilt today for a bit of non-partisan happy.
I told you about starting the quilt here. So much of moving forward on this quilt has been about giving myself permission to not strive for perfection. It is so freeing. I didn’t worry about getting all the points to match up, the back (inside) seams are a mess, and I hand-quilted it. The stitches are all over the place, getting better and neater the more I did, so now they don’t match at all! Guess what- it is now finished and I will never notice. And I actually got it finished because I wasn’t making myself crazy about the details. Honestly, the hand-quilting was very relaxing. I spent an hour or a few most days until it was done, listening to audiobooks or podcasts. Nice.
Early on quilting stitches-
In case you are wondering- no I didn’t use any kind of frame. I draped the quilt (queen size) over a plastic-topped folding table- 24″ x 48″. The weight of the quilt kept things taut. The plastic top made it relatively easy to move it around as I worked. Also I could stitch down to the plastic and not worry about scratching something nice.
This pic is before I put on the binding.
The whole thing! Thanks husband and son and neighbors’ porch!
After I got the edge binding on, I put it through the washing machine. That is where this project hit a snag. The quilt came out all fuzzy (bearding I believe it is called). The quilt is all wool and the batting is also wool. The wool batting fibers migrated up through the wool fabrics. I used a clothing brush on it, back and front, and came away with a basketball size pile of wool fluff. The quilt looks fine although it is still a bit fuzzy.
On the bed-
And here is the back since I know you want to see-