I worked for at least ten hours today on my new project. I do have a name for it (thanks Sharon) that I'll be telling you about shortly. I'm waiting to see if I can get permission to include some information I think would be interesting for you to know about it. Anyway...
This is what it looked like when I started today--I had the rough pieces cut out, but none of the applique done for the top.
This is what I ended up with after ten hours of work... Somehow, it doesn't seem like I got all that much done! I still have to stitch around most of these applique pieces. (I did get some of the stitching done.) This work takes a REALLY, REALLY long time.
Oh, I did get sidetracked by this for a few minutes! He slithered by my studio window; I was SO excited! It reminded me of the two pet corn snakes (one "regular;" one albino) we used to have. I miss those snakes! Anyway, I ran and got my camera, and took this picture. I think he was trying to get into my landscaping rocks to cool off, but there wasn't any place for him to go. He stayed this way (with his head and about 8 inches of him in the field stone) for two or three minutes and then slithered off into the grass. I guess I won't be going barefooted in my yard anymore!
Seeing him also reminded me of my Grandma Wink. Every time she saw a snake she would run to get her "snake-killin' hoe." That hoe killed many a snake; she just HATED snakes (even though I tried to convince her that they actually do a lot of good). I can still picture her whacking a snake with that hoe. When she died, my cousin David wanted that "snake-killin' hoe"--he got it at her auction. I'm sure it is being put to good use.
Check back; I'll keep you updated on the progress I'm making.
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