Friday, June 8, 2012


I'm falling more in love with these stars every day.

My plan is to put some white between them. I can either go with a diamond shape:

Or a hexagon shape:

I'm leaning towards the hexagon shape as it will put a little bit more separation between the stars. I had no idea what I was going to do with these when I started, but the more I do, the more it feels like an awesome quilt for my daughter.

These stars, I have about 25 so far, are all the result of her playtime. I can make them at the park, or the McDonalds play area, while she plays, or the best is at my friend Mandy's house while our kids play together. One afternoon this week, the kids were playing in a small pool while Mandy & I did our hand sewing in a screened in porch right beside them. The weather was perfect, the kids were fully entertained and it was just the best afternoon I've had in a while. Before Tracy moved to Maine, we spent many an evening doing hand work (I crocheted and she cross stitched) while watching a movie. If it's not your inclination, there's no understanding it, but to me that is the most pleasant passing of time there is - handiwork with dear friends.

(Linking up to A Pieceful Life, Show it off Friday)

1 comment:

  1. These are adorable! I vote hexagons in between, but only because they are my latest obsession. I completely understand about the handiwork, I love chatting and stitching :-)