As the wreath shows I am doing holiday work now. I had a great time creating this wreath and it is festive, but it is too thick to fit between the door and the storm door! I am so silly I did not even consider that possibility. It will have to hang inside some where.
I have been thinking a lot about rules and regulations lately. I think those thoughts are related to our recent snow, because two rules like alternate street side parking so the snowplows can do their work and clearing the sidewalks are two seasonal things that have come up. One tends to forget little items like those rules when there is not any snow. So some rules usefulness come and go. But rules in general are what makes for a smooth running society. One can be still be put into situations where they do not know what is expected of them and what to expect from others. But in general rules of self control and kindness usually are good ones to use to go forward even in unusual settings. Expecting everyone around you to follow the rules of the road sure make moving around a less hazardous activity. But to every rule there are times when one must respond to the environments of that time and place. One must be flexible and allow for changes and exceptions to rules at time too.
Progress Report: Christmas Banners My good friend Regina gave me some beautiful machine embroidered blocks last month. I had a good time putting them together in three small banners this week. My daughter saw them before they were assembled and she really liked them too and asked me for a set. So now that they in groups. I will pass one onto her and keep the smaller ones. I already have spaces on my walls for these two for this season.
ZAP This work is 37”w X 56”l. I enjoyed doing all the hand applique of the bubble “IT’S” on the top of the Zaps to break up the negative spaces here. The work is reflective quilted with the circles added as I went along.
Zap It This rework project is almost done. I decided that the quilt was ok- but nothing more then that. So I added the dark purple strips to spell out “Zap it” on top. Now I have stitched over the dark purple lines sense the rest of the work is quilted already. I am still toying with the idea of adding more stitched lines in purple on top. I think I need to set it aside for a while and then look again with fresh eyes in a week or two.