I promised a better photo, and I was able to get outside today and take a few pics. We had the sun break out for a little bit, so Mishka (my St. Bernard) joined me outside for the shoot.
I’m really pleased with how this came out, and I definitely want to make another. I was taking photos to get that stained glass effect, and Mishka kept wandering into the background. Or in this case, into the foreground!
So I stopped to take a picture of her, too. She is usually panting (St. Bernards pant…and drool..a lot) which gives her a comical, goofy look. But the few times her mouth is closed she looks so serious and sad! Love this big goofy love bug!
I finished working on my daily dissertation allotment early today, so I was able to go visit our guild mate, Susy, who is having a stay in the hospital. We brought her flowers matched to her current “fabric crush”, the cheater quilt print for Malka Dubrawsky’s Stitch in Color line. It was a lot of fun picking out the bright tulips and daisies that match this super pretty fabric! It was equally great to see that Susy is feeling better and should be out of the hospital soon!
Back on the topic of the experimental swoon, I originally thought the festival of scrappiness ended tonight. As this was a piece I did entirely out of scraps, I really wanted to enter it. I happened to be browsing through some of the other entries last night when I saw that actually I had TWO HOURS to finish my swoon block! I’d already sewn all the HSTs together, and I just needed to sew all the squares together, but then I needed a border, and then I needed to take photos, and then post to the blog, and basically I ended 15 minutes before the deadline with a rather large headache.
It turned out to be worth it though, because it won a door prize! Look at this super cheery fabric headed my way from the sponsor Swell Cloth!
Thank you again to Rachel at stitched in color for such a fun festival, and a reason to finish my block!
I’m finishing up my challenge quilt (just need to hand stitch the back of the binding) so I should have another post up about that soon!