I can now make french knots to my heart's content, and lazy daisies are now in my knowledge base as well. The embroidery design was drawn by theflossbox, a fun little etsy shop that I will definitely visit again.
I had fun picking a color for each section.
I chose my fabric scraps with the thread choices in mind, and I like the eclectic mix. I probably would never choose some of these fabrics together, but I think it works!
I've only got one embroidery block to finish for this bee, and it's a good thing, too! My deadline is one week from today. I'm about halfway through the stitching on the fourth one, and I hope to finish it up this weekend.
Jill had a barbecue on Sunday. I always like to take my sister a little homemade something, and this time, it was a new pillow for her couch.
I made a quilted log cabin square with some of my current favorite fabrics and just made a simple envelope pillow for her to enjoy. I used some Anna Maria Horner Innocent Crush, Kona Marine, Joel Dewberry Aviary 2, and an unidentified Moda fat quarter (I think it might be from the Happy Camper line, but I'm not sure).
I can always tell if it's a good gift by whether or not I want to keep it for myself!
Speaking of Jill, she posted this picture of us on flickr recently. It's from my mom's wedding (almost three years ago). We have a fun little game where we make silly faces, but she usually breaks into laughter before I do. Oh, how grateful I am for my sister.