I seem to be doing a lot of swapping lately, and not working on anything for myself! Here are a couple of the current projects --
First up, the Miniature Booty Swap wraps up this month. Here is my contribution, which will be mailed off to distant shores in the next day or so:My "partner" in the swap gave very few clues, so I hope she likes it. I call it "crazy spring", and it's quilted with some of the (few) decorative stitches on my machine.
Then there's the Spring Fling Round Robin, which is also finishing up. I have this little beauty to quilt, bind, label, and mail off to someone in a country I've never been to. The flowers in the middle are folded fabric, origami-style, and the little yellow/green border is also folded and embellished with beads. I have no idea how I'm going to quilt this one!
We're suffering through one of our relatively rare heat-waves in the bay area this week. Yesterday it was up to 97 F and quite miserable since no one I know has air conditioning! Today is a tiny bit cooler. At the same time, our local water company has announced a mandatory 19% reduction in water use, due to drought conditions. Bad timing-- I have a lovely vegetable garden started and I am not going to let those babies die! I guess it's a trade-off between the water fines and the high cost of good produce in the stores and farmers markets...