A little butterfly that I made last year for something else and didn't use.
Prairie points and variegated embroidery using Sassa Lynn's threads.
I can entertain myself for hours this way.
The embroidery is all on the quilt top,
and I'm going to keep going
because it is such a pleasant process.
The stitching (especially French knots)
adds another textural element.
I love running my fingers over the embroidered areas.
A couple of weeks ago, we had all three grands for a visit, while they were out of school for Mardi Gras. I expected to be worn out trying to entertain them, but they entertained each other for hours and hours. Then Amelia had them all for a parade and overnight. The kids didn't really care about anyone else as long as they were together.
They let me play some games with them, and I assure you that playing Clue with kids ranging from 7-11 is an experience not to be missed. We played the kid version of Monopoly, but I think I need to buy the adult version for them.
What a crew!
Of course, I've been reading, too. My favorite from last month was Asylum by Jeannette de Beauvoir (reviewed here) because of the fascinating information about the DuPlessis orphans.
I love reading fiction that gives me insight into real events. Even as I read the novel, I was Googling information about the actual situation. Feeding my love of mystery novels and my interest in history is always satisfying.
I have chores to do, but I'm in a rainy day mood and think I'll embroider instead. :)
Have a great week!