The colorwheel quilt has taken its place in my studio. I'm pleased with it. Learned a bunch about piecing a dresden plate and applique to apply to the next ones. I have a quilt idea in my head using these. That's for the new year.
I'm in full gift production mode these days. Can't show much, but since my neighbor doesn't read my blog I can show her gift. I wanted to make a little something for Catherine. She's in her 80's and a native Strawberry Hill resident. Native means that her family has been on the hill for generations. She was the first "native" to welcome us to the neighborhood (with some skepticism at first). But when she figured out we were a good addition to the neighborhood, we have become fast friends. She shares her bountiful crop of basil and tomatoes from her garden and we provide her lots of entertainment. She watches all the teens come and go from my house, in fact, she keeps an eye on all our comings and goings. I came up with this simple design for her. She may get this one, or maybe she would like one of the ones in the more traditional colors? Last year I gave her a little package of baked goods. She had tears in her eyes. She doesn't have many friends left and her family is far away. I'm sure when I bring it to her tomorrow, we'll have tea and hours of conversation. I love to listen to her tell stories of the neighborhood.
After doing the little tablerunner for my mom, I came up with a new version, but instead of houses....trees. As you know, I'm a bit obsessed with trees. I like it...has that sense of whimsy that I love. I think the possibilities are endless. Don't you love endless possibilities?
We've been dealing with some illness here. Fudge has the right idea, relax and let your body heal. Sweet dreams...good for the body, good for the soul.