Patriotic Crazy. I wrote about making it and showed details here.
In the upper left is my flag beady. It's completely covered in beads and buttons. I barely finished it up and got it framed before leaving Cairo last fall and this is the first year I've been able to display it. I think it really helps to have it framed--although the color was supposed to be bright red, not maroon--makes it look like a work of art and stand out against the wall.
Crusty is short for encrusted. That's just the term I use. I learned the techniques from Susan Shie's Lucky School of Quilting. I'm not sure if you can read this well. It says "big cup of liberty tea."
I've been doing some hand quilting and have made a lot of progress on the Blue With Stars. Hopefully I'll have something to show you soon.
I just rewatched Shaun of the Dead. That show is such a hoot. A British Romantic Comedy Zombie film - the perfect movie for me. My husband on the other hand won't even try it.