Based in no small part on my frustration the other day, I was desperate to finish a project. So, when I made my weekly trip to check our mail box on post and found that the white fabric-covered wire I finally broke down and ordered had arrived, I dropped everything to make button flowers:
My little felt vase has been sadly empty since I made it last winter in a frenzy of felting. I always envisioned a simple, graphic arrangement like this in it, but didn’t want green wire. I haven’t been able to find any around here, so I finally ordered it. I hate leaving my little town since it has almost everything I need within walking distance (my needs are pretty simple, especially since I don’t need a fabric store soooo much anymore), so internet shopping fills in the blanks well for me.
On the quilt front, I finished the hand stitching on “Raps” and started machine quilting the log cabins that weren’t seed-stitched. I wasn’t satisfied with how it was going and spent the afternoon yesterday picking out the stitching. Yes, there seems to be a theme here. But, after the kids went to bed, I sat back down at the machine, slowed it’s speed down and mine, and finished off the quilting! I plan on binding it at Craft Day tomorow and checking that quilt off my To Do list!
Speaking of stuff arriving in the mail, this neat birthday gift arrived from a way-cool auntie:
What, you don’t recognize this? It’s a high tech ant farm and it was the huge hit of the week. We filled it with ants from our front walkway as soon as it arrived and they quickly went to work enlarging a starter tunnel. But, they are small ants and they seem to have escaped out the small air holes. By today we were down to about 6 ants from 20. (I don’t want to know where the others are in our house!) Our task now is to find a colony of larger ants somewhere to re-populate the farm.