The natural light helps, but it's rarely enough on its own. Any time I'm going to sew, I also switch on the ceiling light and a nearby lamp. This happens to be a sunlight (full spectrum) lamp, which is great for showing colors accurately. It's actually probably overkill for "just" lighting up my sewing station, but I have it and might as well use it-- and it is very bright.
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I'm still working on the current quilting project-- new, seasonal window dressings for the kitchen. There are a lot of pieces, so it's taking a while.
Here are all the remaining "block kits" waiting to be paired with their string-pieced pumpkins:
And here's the design wall with the pumpkin blocks I've finished so far...
This project is based on/inspired by "Punkin' Patch" by Bonnie Hunter.
(Full disclosure: Because I knew I would be essentially redrafting the block to get it to the right size-- and wouldn't be using the borders-- I just reverse engineered from photos... So my pumpkins may not be exactly the same proportions as you'd get from following the pattern-- and they definitely aren't the same size.)
I don't love adding the little triangles (stitch-and-flip squares) around the pumpkins, but they're a necessary evil.
(I do love the dancing lines of pumpkins, though! 💚 💚 💚)
Luna offers emotional support through the stitch-and-flips.
Ok, more like "Luna is so sensitive that if I so much as sigh in frustration, she looks worried and creeps from the room with down-tucked ears and tail".
I'm not allowed to express any negative emotion at all, according to Luna.
I don't refer to our dogs as "fur babies", but the saying that comes to mind is, "When Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!". Luna takes this to the extreme.