Life continues to keep me away from getting much sewing done, and what I do finish hasn’t been getting photographed in a timely fashion. I did receive my pay it forward package from Leila. It came so thoughtfully wrapped, I didn’t really want to open it. But I did and these lovely coasters were inside. They will see much use in my sewing room.
I found some time this weekend to work on a pair of superhero capes for my nephews. They will make a photographic appearance once they have models. I also made some progress on these kitchen gadget themed bitty blocks (3.5″ x 3.5″). I wanted to make a stove top espresso pot and traced an image of one, cut it out of fabric attached to a fusible web, sewed it down with my machine and have been adding detail with some hand stitching. I make 12 of these, send 11 out and then get 11 different kitchen gadgets in return. There is some really astonishing tiny paper piecing going on this round.
I was super proud of my little espresso pot until someone on flickr asked if it was a one-armed dress (the exact same question asked of Lynne when she made a similar block). I was hoping the comment was a funny, inside flickr/blog joke, but alas no.
While I had the camera out, I took the opportunity to take a sneak peek photo of the front of the pouch I am making for Krista in a private swap. I’ve used several of my favorite prints in this paper pieced star and I’m loving it. Hopefully I’ll find the time to assemble it onto a zipper pouch soon.