I have a bunch of swaps all due at once--at least it seems that way. Here are a few of the things I've been working on for them. The pincushion and tray each finish around 4". I resized a Thimbleblossoms block for the pincushion. It did not go well and it took forever, but I finally got it worked out. It didn't come out square, but I think it looks pretty good.
Here's a fun Harry Potter/Luna Lovegood cross-stitch I finished over winter break. I framed it by myself. I'm proud of me! Ha!
Here is a mini Felix Felicis charm I made.
And here is my son's teacher's holiday gift. She is a first-year teacher and her classroom decoration colors are yellow and gray. She seems to like sunflowers too. That sunflower I used for decoration is actually a hair clip I made a while back. Making all those cover buttons for the paper clips, thumb tacks, and magnets really did a number on my nails! My husband did the vinyl. I can't figure out the software and he is really good at it.
Finally, I was working on my guild swap yesterday. I'd tried unsuccessfully to resize a block and had a lightbulb moment yesterday on how to do it properly. I was really going to town on it and I looked down from a piece I was cutting and noticed a weird chunk of plastic on my cutting mat. The button to close the blade on my rotary cutter had broken off. :( I've used that rotary cutter ever since I started quilting--about 20 years. I guess I can't complain; 20 years is a long time for a piece of equipment to last. But I was still sad. Luckily I had purchased a spare cutter last summer, so at least I didn't have to take a trip to the store.
|RIP faithful friend; you will be missed!|