I only really bawled once. Pokey was sweet and stayed with me throughout. Cats may not be quite as empathetic as dogs, but they do have their moments. It started raining heavily last night and has continued to do so much of today. The weather echoing my mood.
Yesterday, before the arrival of THE book, I watched some first season of Remington Steele (my how I loved that series when I was in high school) and hand quilted on Cranky Witch. She's almost done.
The day before that I played more with Blooming Horrors. Pokey continues to insist I include a cat:
Lily getting in on the act:
Or the eyeball? I think I prefer this. Everything will be moved around more and stems and leaves added. I've been trying to decide if I should include spider bodies, but I'm leaning towards doing those in the quilting. Or maybe some embroidery. Don't have to decide yet.
As I do this, I can understand why some instructors suggest that you compose the work exactly how you want it and then recut the fabric pieces with the seam allowance included. That just seems wasteful to me. Remind me I said that when I'm bemoaning how small everything turned out. Then again, that's more room for quilting something cool in the background. I'm thinking spiderwebs.
I did get some more applique done. I decided to cut down the hand some and make it skinnier.I'm doing this post in reverse chronological order. A couple of fun pics from Sunday's trip to the Marais. You know I can't resist fun advertising in unusual places. Les Simpson in front of the St Paul-St Louis Church.