I’ve been out of the loop for a while, so I’ll try to catch you up on what I’ve been doing. My back is mostly settled down; it’s still “touchy” and will flare up on me for no apparent reason. This has been a month of DEADLINES, and fortunately sewing doesn’t seem to bother my back (*whew*).
This month I had Arlis’s box for our monthly box exchange. Her theme is birdhouses and feeders. I made her a birdhouse (I don’t know why I shot her group of blocks at an angle):
Next deadline: I signed up to be in a postcard exchange with Vicki Welsh and others through the Three Creative Studios site under Forums. Our first theme was “On Broadway”. I decided to use some of that lucky sheer holiday fabric with sparkles that I used for bee wings on my bees quilt; I put each recipient’s name “up in lights”. I used the oil-based paint sticks to add some glitz to the rust fabric, and added some Jolee hot-fix crystals for some lights. I didn’t want to be left out, so I sent one to myself!
Mine is the small size, and I made it to carry sock knitting. It’s perfect!