It’s so nice to finally be able to say that I’ve been sewing my paper pieced diamond stars at the beach. I waited a long time for winter to end! But how did the end of May get here so fast? I see that I haven’t posted anything here in two months. That’s definitely below my goal! Oh well. I’m writing today so that’s good.
I love this time of year, so many gorgeous flowers are blooming. My yellow rhododendron is blooming right now and looks great.
My ferns and hosts are waking up, and the ivy is moving fast (have to cut that back soon) for a lovely show of greens in that corner of the yard.
I have been doing a lot of English paper piecing. I’m bringing it with me on the train almost every day now. Those of you who follow my Instagram feed have seen some of these. I like this red one I finished recently. I want to make one or two more red stars to balance my colors.
I stitched a few stars together on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend while we were watching an air show at the beach. I really am making progress on this project that I would not be able to if it were not so portable. Yay for EPP!
I decided to lay out the star/hexagon blocks I’ve finished so far. Of course the minute I started, one of my cats came out of nowhere to lay down on them. How do they always know when I’m laying out fabric or blocks?
After she left, I placed them in a rainbow kind of order, but I’m not sure if that’s how I’ll go with it. I might mix them up for a more colorful, scrappy kind of look. We’ll see. I still have some more to make, so time yet to decide.
This brings me to 37 stars. Almost there. I’m linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy’s Quilts. Lots of beautiful stitching there.
Have a great week!