Ask

This is an Ash stick, a work in progress. I nicknamed it Ask, because, well how often does one get the opportunity? 58″ and a lovely walker. A generous hat tip to the folks at http://walkingstickforum.com, one of whom mentioned using brown paper on the wood. It imparts a gorgeous, satiny finish.

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Slight Progress

Busy, busy, busy…

Grass2

A little grass

A bit of grass for the bottom border.

Grass

Edgier

A second edge of the border is done.

Edgier

Signed

In a momentary fit of optimism (and border avoidance), I signed the Gladstone Quilt last night. Capital letters with two strands, the rest with one strand. Now it’s back to the tedium of the border…

Signed

One Edge

of the border is done. Holy Rodent, it’s time consuming.

Border1

Four!

The Gladstone Quilt now has four sides, all stitched – got the last panel stitched in 2 hours, 12 minutes. The outer edge will have to wait on more fabric. In the meantime, I can try to figure out what I’m going to do for the pantograph.  ETA: It took a while, but I made a decision on the pantograph (see bottom graphic), a triskele from Urban Threads, as Rick has a healthy number of ancestors from the Isle of Man and a touch of Manx makes him happy.

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Triskele for the pantograph, from Urban Threads

Triskele for the pantograph, from Urban Threads