I've got lotsa things I'm working on, but nothing is really near completion. It's unusual for me to have multiple projects going at the same time, but each is different enough that I can turn to it when I need a change of pace. I figured I'd show them to you anyway, in case you feel like having some sympathy for me and my loads of work :) I kid, I kid. I love it :)
First up - this giant pile of fabric and batting:
It's not even the start of it. I have miles to go before I sleep with this one. It's a ten feet long by 18 inches wide table runner that I'm quilting as a basic grid. I have another one to do to match (that's eight feet long) after this one. When a friend of mine asked me for these to finish off the look of her living room I heartily agreed. I don't know what I was thinking. I love straight line quilting, but looking at the same fabric over and over and over for stitch after stitch gets a little wearing on the eyes. Since Lola got her tune-up she sure is stitching sweet though:
Next up I've got a small portion of the tumbler shapes I cut with Persephone. It's going to become a runner for the kitchen windowsill, made in oodles of springy colors, and using some of my favorite scrappy bits. This pile is the rows waiting for pressing and stitching together:
And my rainbow ripple. It grows and grows. So meditative. So pretty. So perfect for when I have/need just a few minutes of something easy to work on. I finished the first repeat and am making headway on the second. That first part was tricky - I liked it but was holding out full elation because I thought once all the colors were there it wouldn't be so wonderful. But it is. It's not everyone's cup of tea by any means, but it's unspeakably me :) The bright pink in the middle upwards is what I've done since the last peek:
And finally, one we've been waiting for since Christmas - my mom got a potted amaryllis from a co-worker. It appeared to be not interested in anything, and then it shot straight up. And up. And up. The blooms are ready to burst, but it's taking its good old time. Today, though - pretty flowers are almost in sight:
Isn't it nice having flowers around in the dead of winter? I love it. I wish we had options other than supermarket flowers right now - blooms in winter are delightful!
I'm off to cram a meal and then go pick up my night guard from the dentist. If you can think of anything sexier to do on a Wednesday evening I'd love to hear it :)