I've not long farewelled friends who will be away at Christmas, and so came for an early Christmas dinner. We had good gourmet pizza, salads from my garden and delicious seasonal mangoes, cherries and peaches. It's been quite a hot day, so a blessing to sit by the river enjoying a lovely cool breeze, a pretty sunset and good company.
Mirrhi was very excited to find this snake skin hanging in a tree right by where we were sitting. We were a little nervous then, wondering where the now larger owner might be. There was another skin in the tree as well, but it was getting dark and no-one was game to just stick their hand in to get it......I don't know if it's part of the same snake or another one that's shed......I'll find out tomorrow. This one's about 65 cms (26 inches) long, and has beautiful markings which don't show up too well in the photo. It feels nice but creepy! The cats all growled and hissed at it, with fur raised and tails all fat...despite being indoor cats all their lives, and never having seen a snake, they know!
So onto fabric scraps. In between making blocks for the quilt, I made this EPP Death Star from Star Wars Return of the Jedi. I'm so pleased with how it turned out, there were so many tiny, tiny scraps involved. I found the pattern here, hers turned out beautifully symmetrical, unlike mine which is a little bumpy around the edges. The actual piece is only 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter, so not very big at all.
In case you're not a Star wars fan, or don't remember, here's how it looked in the movie.
Here's a couple of blurry close-ups taken very early this morning.
And finally, I finished the little kantha stitched mini heart quilt that I posted about in October Scraphappy.
After adding some stars to it and calling it finished, I blanket stitched a soft muslin backing to it, and added a hanging sleeve.
I called it 'Oh my Stars and Hearts'.......very original, I know. I'll find a wall somewhere for it to hang.
Linking with Kate and Gun for ScrapHappy Day, pop along and check out what others are doing with their scraps this month and be inspired.
till next time.
Edit : I was going to link my Death Star EPP to Anthea of Hibiscus Stitches who has a twice monthly link up called Piece Yourself Together, but I just missed it for this time, but here's a link to her blog anyway, she does lots of lovely quilting and EPP and is well
+worth a visit.