Dieuwke gave me a "Tree of Life" panel. As I saw in den Haan and Wagenmakers, I am outlining each of the elements and will then cross hatch quilt it. All by hand, Caroline and Dieuwke. You would be proud of me. I'm using a cream colored silk thread, so that is a bit difficult to see in this picture - not to mention hard to quilt with. But I'm happy so far.
While visiting the quilting Bee at Yvonne's, I saw a piece that one of the members was working on. She was making a wall hanging that was (presumably paper pieced) of a cupboard (kast) filled with dishes and jugs and cups and a teapot and a coffee pot. I LOVED it! And, it just happened that Caro gave me some left-over scraps from some of her historical fabrics, so I found a pattern by Maaike Bakker and started working on it. I find it challenging - as it is not intuitive, always, but so far, so good. I like it.
So between planning menus, shopping, haircuts, laundry, ironing, and generally getting ready to be away, I'm keeping the little machine humming. The weather man says a couple of days of grey and rain and then sun, sun, sun. Yeah!!!