When I went to bed Saturday night this was what was sitting on my “design ironing board.” Even then you could see what it was to become.
But how much better is this? And it is on the real Design Wall. It still needs applique stitching but I am very pleased with how he looks. He is currently a free design at Justquiltin with Denise Russart. Mine is going to be smaller because he is destined to fit on my bedroom door: he kind of looks like I do when I am on my way to bed each night. He is made with batiks (sound familiar?).
Earlier this week I finished the binding on my Carol Doak tabletopper and have put it to work. It is a little small for our table but it does brighten up the room.
Next up on the HQ are my batik scraps placemats. Here they are, hanging on the frame so that I can’t forget to get them going.
I found this fabric in my stash (leftover from someone else) and the colors are very similar to what is on the placemats so it is to be the backing for them.
I had a very hard time getting into the studio on Saturday. It was such a beautiful day I put the hammock out and then got on it. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Every so often I would put my book down and think “I really should get in there and get something done.” Then I would swing a little, pick up the book and stay where I was.
However Sunday was very different. This was what our weather looked like. As of 4pm we had had 3” of rain and I had had a good day in the studio.
One of the interesting things I found on the deck this week was this red leaf. This is a 4 year old poinsettia plant and for some reason it is putting out a red leaf (actually 2). I thought one had to hide the plant in the dark for a long time in order for this to happen but I guess not. Anyway, I guess this means that the plant is happy, and so am I.
I am linking up with Patchwork Times.
Have a great week, Gari