Joining in with some Slow Sunday Stitching on Kathy's Quilts blog.
I remain entranced with the Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers project, Garden of Life. I stitched a bit during the week but generally the weekend is when I can enjoy it more.
Newest stitches are in the arcing stem and flowers at the top of the frame. I've had to turn both the frame and the stitching chart upside down in order to reach the area. Since it not a face or other recognizable form, it hasn't seemed weird :) There is not much green in our garden just now, with our severe drought, but I do have a bloom indoors.
This Mother's Day orchid seems to like this spot in the entryway just fine. I love the intense purple of the flower. I like the name Cerise for this shade.
Purple isn't a color I decorate with much, though it is in my top 5 colors to wear. This purple bordered mini quilt I made from leftovers of another quilt some years ago. It is attached to the hanger with vintage clothespins of my mother-in-law's.
Very simple quilting and bound with leftover binding pieces--on mini quilts there is slow stitching of the binding :)
I haven't sewn a thing all week, but did go to two local quilt shops. Older daughter Elaine gave me a gift certificate to Superbuzzy and I picked out the green gingham, purple dot yardage and the Folded Corner Clipper tool last weekend. Tools are so expensive! I plan to make napkins with the gingham; the purple was "Just Because". The other neutrals and pink print yardage came from the sale shelves at The Fabric Shoppe this weekend. I ran into several guild members there coincidentally. The purple fat quarter jumped up onto the counter, and I could not resist the piece of cross stitch fabric for 10 cents!
Our state will be opening up in two days--looking forward to seeing more faces, though since I work in a medical office, will probably still be wearing a mask when with patients. I'll still wear one when shopping or near other folks I don't know. The virus has not gone away, there are mutations, and the vaccine is not 100% coverage, so that extra layer of protection can help.