Rick will be getting his birthday goodies today, then we’ll be heading off into town to catch a movie.
I told Rick some time ago that I’d make him a quilt – a proper one, the kind that actually keeps a person warm. Seeing as his birthday is coming up, I figured I could at least get a start on it. Rick did the cutting and I did all the margin marking, finishing up all the bricks today. We’ll get a quilt wall next week, so we can lay it out prior to sewing.
Getting a start on Skully Brewmaster. The Barley wreath is done, using DMC S676 and DMC S712. Five different shades of green are being used for the hops. The main part of each leaf is comprised of one strand each of DMC threads 472, 3819, and 3348. The pale, papery top sections are DMC threads 165 and 3047.
Currently working on Skully Chef. Last night, Rick asked whether or not there would be a Skully Brewmaster. I blinked and said “there will be now.” So, got the design for the brewmaster done. There will also be a Skully Rat (of course), using Bruce’s skull as a template. There will also be a Skully Dragon. One of my most favourite miniatures that I’ve painted is Kaladrax, a skeletal dragon from Reaper. I’ll use that as a template for a Skully Dragon, with flames and dice for the crosspieces. So, business as usual, too much to do and not enough time to do it.
Okay, one more Skully before I get back to A Different Grail. Skullys are like potato chips, can’t do just one. :D Skully Geek is up, and this gives me the opportunity to use my favourite variegated thread, DMC 115. The meese will be red and purple, of course, given that this is also going to be my ‘Imma old broad’ quilt too. If I have the time, I’ll see if I can fit in one or two D & D dice in between the meese, for two good friends of mine.