First off, thanks to everyone that commented on my baby quilt. It’s really nice to share what I make and have such positive feedback. My Mom reported that the gift generated the requisite oohs and aahhs. She said the subtlety of the embroidery wasn’t noticed until closer viewing which resulted in an additional round of ‘oh my, that is beautiful!’
I had a busy weekend making gifts. These two notepad covers are additional orders I received on Friday, they’ll be on their way in time for Mother’s Day. The green notepad is for a mom that loves frogs! I found a picture of a real frog, enlarged it on my copier, traced it onto some Wonder Under backed fabric using my window as a light box, ironed it on and then did a small zig-zag stitch around the edges to keep it in place. The second mom’s favorite colors are turquoise and pink.
For Tami, my Back Tack III partner, I began work on a softie. For obvious reasons I can’t show any of that work but I’m very excited about it and hope she likes it too. The black and white color requirement sparked some creative ideas that were fun to play around with. I played with my Barbie dolls till I was embarrassingly old and this definitely brought back some fond memories of creating outfits for them. The softie even had some conversation with me as I was embellishing.
I also finished up present number one for my own wonderful Mom. Her birthday and Mother’s Day are always close to each other which makes for a little extra scurrying around here. Since my Mom is the source of the majority of page views on this site I can not show that work either. You’re going to love it Mom!
The weather here has been nothing short of spectacular. The days are getting much longer and the non-stop sun is creating beautiful angles of light. The lilac bush is loaded, the fruit trees have flowered and the Maples have all sprouted new leaves. I buy six packs of plants at the grocery store with absolutely no plan of when and where I’m going to plant them. I just can’t help myself. The tomatoes, peas, herbs and flowers are all waiting patiently and the weeds have taken on a life of their own. Time to go garden.