First of all INTENSELY pleasurable to read all the kind comments on the TASTy bird. THANK YOU all!
The workload on the home front has been intensive, too, keeping me away from needle and tread.
Today I can only tell you that I have continued the quilting in the border of the bias tape quilt.
From the picture you can see that I am using 'ordinary' sewing thread and a long needle. We all quilt in different ways. When I am doing just three layers (e.g. a whole cloth quilt, or top, wadding and back, and no bulky seam allowances from pieced work) I hold the needle between my thumb and index finger and use no hoop nor a thimble. The needle then needs to be long. MY way!
In this particular quilt I have used so many various kinds of thread for the ornamental stitches I also quilt in 'whatever' I have. After all, it is a wall hanging and will not be washed (ever?), so I can break all the rules!
Here I am using a reel of thread from my mother's stash. I know just what dress she used this thread for. It is nice to think of her while working.
This has nothing to do with WIPW but I made a couple of birthday cards:
Spring flowers of felt with embroidery.
My brother- and sister-in-law are teachers of traditional Japanese dance and were ordering new summer kimonos for practise and lessons. I was given the fabric swatches left by the salesman:
Lots of beautiful fabric!