Took the Easter ham bone from the freezer, dumped in some beans, cut up a few veggies, little seasoning and when we all gather for dinner after work/school - easy dinner with minor prep. Yum! And unseasonably cool is what it has been - so I've had a hard time getting into the sun to take some pics of my progress - so I apologize for the shadows:
I have made progress on "The Red Flower Sampler". Last pic was at the two red flowers and then came the over one verse...then both the next band and the larger green one still have knots of one type or another that need to be added, but I will do that last so they don't come loose. The S in the next photo is over one also, the red alpha is done with two-sided Italian Cross Stitch so it's taking me a little longer than the normal "x". Progress, none-the less. That's one thing I like about blogging, I never took progress pics before and sometimes felt like it was taking me so long, but in reality the progress may not be so slow after all! And since I have so many projects going at one time, sometimes I feel a little wheel-spinning happening!
I have spent some time sewing too. This is a little notions or ditty bag I made for my friend Pam for her birthday. I have posted a few others I have made earlier. I also worked on my DH's quilt, but no progress pics yet; hopefully soon. I'm a pretty inexperienced sewer/quilter and things like the bags are a challenge, but by the time I make a few of them for my awesome friends, I am much better. I love the blue batiks in this one.
The baskets are from the Kindred Spirits Sampler Guild meeting last Sunday. A couple years ago, through a collaboration of members, the basket band was designed, lining pattern written, smalls designed with many other "smalls" possibilities. Everyone did something a little different and made the basket their own. Mine is the one on the far right of the picture above. Everyone who had finished the band, but not necessarily attached to basket yet, was encouraged to bring them to the May meeting. I will post more pics of mine, closeups and such, when I finish more smalls too.