Last Saturday I bought an unusual array of quilty things: Two Moda Charm Packs, a piece of "book" fabric to finish a small wallhanging, a roll of 6 fat quarters in black, white and lime, tiny heart buttons, and a pattern to make tiny chickens (hens). I'll show you progress on any and all of these projects as it happens!
Then, there was a padded envelope in my mailbox earlier this week! My friend Yochi, from Israel, sent me this lovely cross stitch pillow cover! She suggested using this as the center of a larger quilt.
Here's a close-up of the workmanship and the lovely keychain she also sent. The keychain is from the Masada Museum, which is right above the Dead Sea. Have I mentioned recently how lucky I am? Thank you, Yochi! I love both items.
Today was a bit of everything: outside raking and trimming trees, inside finishing an applique block, and various other things. Remember the gray/purple sweater that I showed you and then I ripped it out? Well, I started it again, and last night, as I was almost once again up to separating for the sleeves, I found the same error again! But I did discover what happened--there is a different colored marker at the beginning of the round. On all the other markers you increase before and after the marker. Well, my attention must have wandered because I increased both sides of the wrong marker. So I think it will have to be ripped again. I think I will move on to another project for a while. Maybe I need to start with a new skein--maybe this one is jinxed! Maybe the fourth time will be the charm!
P.S. I am listening to Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah.