In between working outside on the herb garden and filling up bird feeders, etc., I did manage to get some work done on Dear Jane. What a !@#*$!@#*$!@# delightful experience this is. The pieces are so small that I end up sewing and ripping apart each block at least once or twice. I am quickly learning the importance of absolute zero tolerance accuracy with regard to cutting, and sewing that "scant" 1/4 inch seam allowance. I can see my efforts improving little by little, and by the time I'm done with this -- my skills should be formidable. I got 6 blocks done.
I did get this cute little cutting mat/ironing pad and a tiny little iron to iron the teeny tiny pieces because my regular iron was too huge to deal with those little 4 1/2" blocks and I kept burning my fingers. It was a bit on the expensive side (about $50 for the set) but worth every penny.
I also worked on some "folk art" sketches for a kid quilt I'm designing. I want to do a "whole cloth" Egyptian Cotton with folk art applique -- so I've been sketching out some little applique designs for whatever.
Finally - here are Monica's package (I can't show you because she'll see it and I want it to be a surprise!) and Tammy's package (the sunflower wall quiltlet ready to go out in the mail. Monica has been working diligently on our art doll for charity - so she hasn't been around much. I'm hoping she'll have pictures up of the doll soon as we are all getting anxious. Tammy's package went out last week but was returned because the address label did not stick the paint on the envelope (duh!).
Finally, I'm working on another little contest in honor of ONE YEAR of blogging which - came and went without me even knowing about it. Oh well. Anyway, I'm working on something for that and certainly want to make it interesting - So... keep your eyes peeled as details will be coming about that sometime this week. Tammy wants me to do another hide and seek as she really enjoyed going through my suitcase and drawers!!! Maybe I'll do something in my closets this time -- you guys should have alot of fun going through those. We'll see what I can come up with.
Anyway - Have a great week. And remember, inspiration is everywhere -- create something wonderful! XO