The week that was

I wrote a whole post about how I was quilting E’s coverlet and then, uncharacteristically, left it in draft mode. Because I guess I knew the linen/harem cloth backing wasn’t going to work …

So I started yet another post titled She’s Come Undone, for the lyrics that kept running through my head as I ripped out two days worth of quilting. No music though … I had to Google the lyrics to come up with the Guess Who song of that title, which now refuses to leave my internal radio. Which is to say, I’m not linking it here.

So I unpinned the backing and pondered what to do. I had some white flannel leftover from the Remember 2016 project and some double weave gauze leftover from P’s coverlet

And both were just the right size, so who am I to argue with the universe? The gauze is now sandwiched between the pieced top and the flannel and I’m stitching them together with a combination of DMC #8 and #12 white perle cotton …

Meanwhile, nothing new (yet) on the art blog as this latest assemblage by Don is still a work in progress (click to see full images) …

And yes, with temperatures in the 80s, it continues to be summer in Texas, so we’re still getting tomatoes. However, temperatures are supposed to get into the 30s over the next few nights … then back up to 80 degrees on Christmas Eve.

50 degree temperature swings? Yep, everything’s bigger in Texas … including, unfortunately, the headlines 🙄

Done and done redux

Once again we managed to finish projects on the same day. Well, in my case, it’s just the pieced coverlet top that’s done, but that’s good enough for a mini-celebration …

and one last look at the other side before it gets pinned to the layered backing …

As for Don, he gifted me with this sweet little painting. More on his gnome series can be found on today’s art blog post …

https://ackertart.blogspot.com/2021/12/gnomes-unlimited.html

It is to dance

Before any more time passes, here’s a record of Parker’s first Nutcracker with BFF Charlotte (the link includes a wonderful video trailer) …

And if two-year-old Ellis didn’t get to go this time, at least she got a souvenir (as did G, who wants to go with us next time) …

Speaking of Ellis, her coverlet is growing by the day. Just to keep things interesting, here’s a view of the other side …

And here’s what’s new on the art blog …

https://ackertart.blogspot.com/2021/12/the-illustrated-lyrics-of-old-man-crow.html