I've been busy, but feel like I have a lot to show for it...
I worked a lot on the cat cross-stitch project.
Started here (pardon the wrinkles):
And a week later (with a few minor mistakes take out):
It doesn't look like much, but there are a LOT of stitches in there!
And Saturday I tackled the graduation quilt. I kept thinking "feathers" for quilting, but I've never done them before. Well, I tried and they were pathetic. But since then I'd seen some videos and whatnot with better instructions, so I decided to doodle a little and see where that went. Pen and paper went pretty well, so I decided to tackle the quilt.
I hope you can see it well enough. It's dreary and rainy here and add in the poor lighting overall...not the best combo, but you get the idea. For my first go at feathers, these look pretty great. Some are worse than others (that first one at the top...yikes!), but overall I'm very pleased. And no longer afraid of them (even if I personally don't like them a whole lot).
I'll get a full photo before I give it away. I've got the binding machine-sewn on and the hanging sleeve on - both need the hand-sewing portion done, but I decided to work on the cross-stitch this weekend instead. Tonight maybe?
I also have a new little niece! Alexis was born Saturday morning and weighed 5 pounds 10 ounces (or something around there). She was full-term (3 whole days early) and healthy, so I don't have an explanation for the small size (and the May family is known to have babies twice that size!), but we love her. I hope to get over to meet her soon and get some photos to share.