Turkey Tracks: February 28, 2018
Margaret Elaine Jinno recently gave me this adorable little chicken.
I’ve put it near my hand so you can see the scale.
It’s weighted with what feels like sand, but I don’t think I want to pierce its tiny body duly with a lot of pins. I attached it to another treasure: the pin cushion Linda Satkowski gave me some years ago now at a Coastal Quilters (Maine) retreat.
This little hen watches tv with me at night. And, she’s good company too.
She sits next to other treasures I have on the little table next to my sofa.
There is the Longaberger basket Jill Bruns gave me. Jill sent Coastal Quilters members, via her quilting daughter Gus Bruns, all of her Longaberger basket collection. There were enough baskets for each of us to chose one. I keep mine close and can feel Jill’s energy nearby. My little basket holds the odds and ends that I use almost every night–you can see my needle book–made from a pattern Becca Babb-Brott found. And, the top of my fabric glue pen I use for English Paper piecing (EPP). You can see the little zippered pouch Becca made for me. And the tin of thread wax (Unicorn Thread Gloss handmade by Robot Mom Sews) gifted to me by Gus Bruns. The thimble came from a collection left by Gina Caceci’s mother.
So you can see I watch tv at night and sew with a community of friends and the magnifying head piece I also treasure. I use the latter when I need a much more close up view.
Speaking of sewing at night, my current EPP project is moving right along: the “Valse Brilliant” quilt by Willyene Hammerstein, found in her book MILLIFIORE QUILTS. I used brights and text for each of the 99 blocks I made (11 rows of 9 blocks):
I have pieces to finish the edges, and I’m thinking I will use text neutrals for the edges. I think neutrals will let the blocks stand out–moreso than a color.