This is friend Betsey's retirement quilt. I have done enough quilting to keep it together so that she can add some hand quilting in the open spaces. I quilted the star and then in the ditch around everything else. It will keep her warm on her sofa next winter!
I have diligently been working on the refinement of the purse pattern. Up until now, I have added a tab on top with the zipper in the middle. I decided to try to see how just using a zipper on top would look. These two purses are also using my marbled fabric as well as some of my hand dyes. From a looks standpoint, I think it works. It is nice to find a good use for the marbled fabrics.
I did love the marbled fabric that I used in this purse.
I finally finished this jacket that I started weeks ago. Took me a long time to pick the right fabric for the front band. It is a very simple "kimono" jacket made from 5 rectangles basically.
A Swallowtail all covered in pollen from one of our hibiscus. They have been blooming like crazy this year!!
Two of my favorites are this white hibiscus and the yellow one below. We also have pink, lavender, lots of salmon colored and the coral ones.
We also have one that is just a pale yellow and I like that one as well. The hummingbirds have been taking a dip in them rather than using the hummingbird feeder!
I am not certain but I think this is a Chipping Sparrow. I have seen a lot of them foraging in our yard and read later that they were migrating through. We have a male and female cardinal who are frequent visitors but never stop long enough to get their pictures taken!