This past week I have been sick with the flu and like the good Dr. said... bed rest and relaxation will go a long way into making you feel better. Well it worked. I gathered up bins of beads, boxes of threads and laces and camped out in my bed for 3 days. Hubby wasn't feeling too good either so he slept in the guest room while I played in my Crazy Quilt heaven of a sandbox...my bed. Can you say "ouch" I woke up a few times with a bead or needle embedded in my thigh!
The 3 days proved to be productive. First I sewed up a 14x14 foundation of beautiful blue fabrics - used satins, velvets, silks, and some pretty cottons too. Out of the 14x14 block, I ended up making 3 6"mini quilties depicting an underwater scene with mermaids and seahorses and one needlebook. I really love how they turned out....now to make a mini for myself. These three quilties were made for a swap with the girls from Art4Mail , a Yahoo Group I belong to. If you are looking for a lot of different and fun swaps - head on over and join us! Part of the rules to the swap were to decorate the backs a bit in case the girls wanted to use them for an art journal. I hope the girls like them as much as I enjoyed making them.The needlebook was commissioned for a friend in WA. Jackie...it's on the way.