I was a little remiss yesterday in not answering a few questions in the comments. I have yet to really figure out how to answer them within the comments section. Yea, I'm that slow when it comes to the blog world! Actually, I think I'm doing pretty good just getting something typed up and posted here!
Anyway, about those questions.....
The little purple flowers are crocus. I love these little flowers because they are so hardy. Every year, they insist on showing their beautiful colors right after the snow melts and the tempatures warm up past freezing. The problem is that in Indiana, the warm weather is always a tease. It doesn't stick around. There have been many years where the crocus are in bloom and all I can see of them are the tips of the petals peeking out from yet another snow.
The other thing that amazes me about these flowers is that they come back every year, despite the fact that every year I take off the remaining foliage after the blooms are gone. I've been told that I'm not supposed to do that with bulb type flowers like these, but I do it anyway because I don't like to look at the wilted remains. And I guess they don't mind, because they come back to greet me every spring!
And about the book....
I hope to have it available by the end of next week. Some of that depends on how fast my printer can get it finished and sent to me, but that is the plan!
Now, on to some more of the projects in the book.
This is one I called Peppermint Truffle.
Now, don't ask me what a peppermint truffle is, because I've never had one. But these blocks just look like a peppermint that has been wrapped in chocolate, and when I think of a truffle I think of chocolate. However, when I did a google search I found out that a truffle can also be made from mushrooms! Not being a fan of mushrroms, that does not sound very tasty to me. I think I'll stick with the picture in my head, thank you very much!
And here is a little pincushion....
This is a really quick pincushion that can be made as a gift for someone special, or just make it for yourself. I filled this one with walnut shells, which I got at the pet store, of all places, but I love the way it feels. It's squishy and fun to pick up, and it stays put wherever you decide to set it down.
And the final one for today is A Simple Wish.....
Once again, my fascination with fonts, words and textures becomes apparent. I made the letters for peace using the paintsticks then stitched the words on earth with embroidery floss. And for those of you who have not tried the paintsticks, shame on you! They are fun, addicting, and EASY! In the book, I give directions for the technique I use and maybe, just maybe, if I can get my act together, I will prepare a tutorial that I can post here on my blog. Hmmmmm..... I'll add that to my list!
Remember to leave me a comment so your name will be in the running for a fat quarter bundle (which will include the panel print) and a copy of the Make It Merry book.
Let me know what you think!!!