I can't wait to take all the blue pretties in the top picture and turn them into a book. I bought a box of linens at an auction, saw this blue satin jewelry keeper and thought it would make a perfect book cover. I couldn't help myself from finding an image, gathering some lace & buttons and start sewing. You notice I said "START"- I started the cover, but that's about it.
It started with a stack of these already embroidered border strips that I got from Lisa. I sewed some strips together, adding some print fabric in between, more stitching, and some lace snippets. I'm close to finished, but I think I'd like to add just a little bit more.
Here's a little art quilt that IS finished. This one started with an auction box lot, too...a box lot of gloves. The box had a lot of long opera length leather gloves that I sold, but there were also a lot of short cotton gloves that had damage...spots, stains etc.
When I looked at the "not fit for sale" gloves, I was admiring all the different patterns and designs a white cotton glove could have. I cut up the gloves, salvaged the pretty parts and put together this little "glove sampler".
Rosettes snipped from the back of a glove.
I have made a resolution to finish these projects- that doesn't mean that I won't start something else... but they're going to stay on top of my work basket so everytime I reach for a scissors or thread, they'll be staring at me, begging me to finish them.
Speaking of finishing, Karla's dog Twinkle finished up her pregnancy on Thursday. The picture above shows Twinkle last Sunday- HUGE. She weighed 15 lbs and normally weighs about 8 1/2 lbs.
Bike Man and I went to visit Twinkle yesterday (Saturday) with her NINE puppies. They are just adorable and Twinkle is such a good Mommy. She didn't mind if we held the pups, but if one of them squeaked, she was on alert.
Twinkle is Button's mom...so all these puppies are his brothers and sisters. I guess that make me their aunt!