I'm talking about the house, not me, in case you were wondering...
This week the painter came and transformed my living room. What I thought were flat white walls were apparently more of an eggshell. Or darker. Against all advice, I went with bright white in a semi-gloss. You see, my house is a cave. If you've spent much time with me, you know it's been my major complaint for the past 21 years. Too. Dark. period. exclamation point!
These Christmas blocks had been up since before Christmas. Five months is enough. It's more than enough. Just stitch them together already!
When I piece my binding, I have leftover triangles. I toss them in my Triangles Box, and when there are too many to close the lid, I start piecing. voila! Soon I have enough to make stars.
An aside regarding my Triangle Box. It is currently filled to the brim. I am going to have to either start binding with some light valued fabrics, or break my unspoken rule and cut some triangles so that I have something to match up with all of those darks in the box. For now? Stash the box away and move on.
As to the UFO pictured above, I close my eyes and I can see it finished. It's currently 32" square. I think I will add a 1" dark green border, then another 4-5" border of piano keys. That will make it a better size, and pull it all together. Now if I can just remember to do that, come November...
Yesterday's mail brought a wonderful surprise.
And thank you, Barbara Daniel. The quilted card is breathtaking! Makes me want to kick my cardmaking up a notch and then some.
Vicki Thomas, friend, artist and writer
1 week ago