On April 4, Mary started her Dresden Plate wallhanging at a Lake to Lake Quilt Guild workshop. Now, one month later, she has it completely finished! And I do mean completely! Take a look:
Mary cut each blade individually and then hand pieced them to complete the plates.
Then she machine quilted this beauty. She used a 30 wt. thread for the quilted in the center circle--doesn't it look like seeds to feed the birds? What a fabulous job, Mary! Thanks so much for sharing!
It's been a beautiful day here in central New York. I started out on the riding lawnmower--took two trips around the lower part of the 2-acre lawn and...the belt came off the mower deck :-( So I spent the rest of the day mowing by hand. Did me good (that's my story) and the lawn looks better because I used the mulching blade. I did NOT get the whole two acres done--only about half. Still.... And it seemed funny not to have Lynnie running in circles or waiting at the door. But Dickens did make a couple of appearances at the door--I'm not sure what he thought was going on.
Also, I have a mourning dove sitting in an old robin's nest near my front door. I keep getting the hairy eyeball each time I open the door. We chatted tonight and I gave her the scoop on living on the front porch. We'll see how it goes.
Other than that, it's been a paperwork kind of day. Seems to be a lot of that! And laundry. I swear my clothes multiply in the hamper. And for those of you who know me, you know almost everything I own has to be ironed. Can we say "giant pile of ironing"?
Okay, off to see what I can get into.