While working on my BODs yesterday, I had some visitors come by to say hello during a freak late winter/early spring snow fall.
|They look cold!|
One of the little ones (probably last years hatch) was limping terribly. I wanted to go out and help him, but wild turkeys are real skittish and I knew I'd never be able to assist the little one.
Here is our BOD work starting to come to life.
|It's starting to come together|
After finally getting the BODs caught up, I moved along to #20 Ugly Sweater.
It was so weird putting this together. The heavy flakes of snow were falling and starting to accumulate, I was making a winter/Christmas sweater block and it seemed more like Christmas then it actually did at Christmastime last year. I almost put on some holiday music. Almost.
I moved along to my Lily portrait piece after ugly sweater. Jim pulled me out of the studio around 8:30. I probably would have kept on had he not done so. This is where I left off.
|Starting to look like something|
I like how this is coming out. I'll add background thread today and move along to whatever the next step is in the process of completing it.
So far, I like the Lola Jenkins method of making portrait quilts the best of the three methods so far (the one I used for the horse). I think the Lea McComas method (appliqué and thread painting) will be the most labor intensive, and I don't know that I'll even go there actually. I have other pressing matters to deal with this upcoming week (preparations for next weeks visiting instructor on scrap quilts class), which I haven't even started.
Off I go to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful new blanket of snow outside my studio window while I work.