Speaking of spiders, I'm having a hard time knowing when to quit on Blooming Horrors. I'm making the spiders with perle cotton size 8, using a stem stitch through all the layers of the quilt. It's embroidery and quilting all at one go.
ooh, a quilt is out, must be time to pose for the camera. The regal Lily:
This is the enamel sign I bought the other day. I like its goofy humor, plus I was pretty sure how to translated it:
Toilets. Usage limited to 5 minutes. Reading is tolerated.
That was one of the reasons for taking the picture of all the signs. Didn't know what they said, but sitting at home with my dictionary I can get a better idea if my chat is lunatique, bizarre, gourmand, or mechant. Does mechant really mean nasty or wicked? Or is it the more playful naughty?
Got bunches of links for you all. More of my fabulous students' work can be found here, here, and here. And wait, here and while you're visiting Hedgehog, look at this wonderful Vote quilt she made.
Meanwhile, friend Finn also has spiders on her mind.
I've recently discovered the blog of Ming, who is Taiwanese (blogging in both Chinese and English), living in Australia, and a wonderfully gifted quilter. The Chinese zodiac quilt she is working on right now is incredible and I love the freehand quilting she's doing.
A while back I received an email from Lori, asking about the fabric stores there in Montmartre since she would be visiting Paris. We struck up a correspondence and Lori and her mother came over to the apartment on Friday so that I could bore them silly with quilts. I had a wonderful time chatting with them. Lori primarily uses her sewing machine to make clothes, but I'm hoping to coerce, uh, convince her to make more quilts. Isn't it wonderful how blogs can bring us closer together?
The weather forecast for today is 77 degrees, but unfortunately cloudy. Still, gotta soak in the heat while I can. Cheers.