Friday, February 10, 2017

Finished objects

I got this one finished a couple of days after my last post.  I gave it the name "Picnic in the Garden".  I hope it will bring comfort to whoever it ends up with.

I'm fairly pleased with how the floral quilting came out. All I marked was the stems and the circles where flowers would be.  I've been using the bohin chalk pencil , which rubs right off!
 This is a mug rug I made for a swap.  It's on its way to her, so I hope she gets it before she reads this. 

I also finished the last ball I had prepared for beading.  I loved this fabric, but wasn't thrilled with the way it was coming out at first.  Sometimes the fact that the silver heads of the pins seem like the most prominent part of the embellishment annoys me. 

But I kept going, adding more and more as I went and ended up liking how it looks.  You really have to see them in person when the light can hit all the assorted sparkly bits. 

This weekend I'll start gathering stuff for the annual retreat at Silver Lake!!!

I tried in vain to find some good news regarding environmental issues, but can't find any.  I fear it will only get worse. If you are angry about that, let your representatives, local and federal, know.  Do it often.  Every time there's a vote, look to see how your representative voted, and let him or her know how you feel about it.  Better yet, contact them before the vote.  It might take some work to stay informed, but we have to let them know before it's too late.

I am grateful for:
A tolerant husband
Browsing old pictures, and enjoying the memories.
12 more days!
I won with customer service this week.
BBCA showing Star Trek Voyager.

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