Saturday, April 4, 2009

273 Seeds
I try to keep some milkweed growing in an inconspicious area in the back yard. Once the monarchs lay their eggs and the little caterpillars emerge the plants are eaten to the nubs.
I don't often actually see a seed pod. I hope to start some pipe vines this year and another passion-flower vine for the gulf fritillarys, zebra long-wings and pipe-vine swallowtails.

Friday, April 3, 2009

251 Razor Sharp
After doing transparent I suddenly had inspiration for razor sharp. This is one of my rotary cutters that are used with these transparent rulers and special mats. It made me queasy to set the cutter down with the blade cover open as that is not wise. There are special gloves you can buy to help prevent any accidental finger removal or other emergency room visits.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

335 Transparent
On of my transparent rulers that are used when rotary cutting fabric, usually for quilts. Love this fabric, I think my daughter gave me this fun piece.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

212 Open
This is a box for sewing/embroidery accessories that my Mom made for me a few years ago. It has a top that holds the sides together as a box. My "light box" is really just a couple of sheets of poster board laid on a table in front a window that has a light white curtain. It was overcast yesterday and light coming in was pretty good as I didn't turn on any other lights in the room. I do plan on building a real light box once we get back from our road trips.