Had quite a busy weekend. Worked in the garden, went to parties, watched movies, sewed, baked, cleaned, a little of everything. Here are two of the things I did.
1) Red-Headed Super Nerd Card Case
We were talking about people from high school over lunch one day, and one of my friends mentioned how a lot of people from HS remember him, but he doesn't necessarily remember them. His specific comment was that it was hard not to noticed the "super nerd with red hair." As a reward for coming to another party (instead of going to his second job) was going to be a surprise something or other with "red-headed super nerd" on it. This card case was what I came up with. I used two of my new fabrics (the one at the top right is the inside and the lower left [not the pink pouch--the grey above that] is the outside), and I embroidered the words with red embroidery floss. That didn't come out quite as cleanly as I wanted...my iron-on transfer fabric wouldn't transfer to this material, so I used a paper-piecing method, but the paper was a little too thick and I didn't make quite enough holes for it to be removed easily. But the result probably turned out better than if it had gone easily.
2) E. Dickinson poem postcard
I found this poem in a different context and just had to illustrate it. I'm trying to draw smaller right now. It seems like I can only get detail in my larger pictures. But I'm pretty pleased with this rendition. The goldfinches have been hanging out in my yard recently, at the thistle feeder, the russian sage, the cat-mint, and at the echinacea, as seen in this illustration.