And this is what has obsessed me this week:
The left side of the second band of Barbara Jackson's Tea Time Basket.
And the right side of the band.
This was a class I took online through Shining Needle Society. I had "ghosted" the class when Barbara taught it at one of Carole Lakes' guild chapters, but auditing the online class added so much to the experience!
I still need to stitch the scissors case, the pincushion, and the fob, but the major part of the stitching is complete.
Now I need to find fabric for the actual basket lining itself. This may necessitate a trip to a fabric, preferably a quilting fabric, store. Dearly Beloved is wondering why, since I have literally yards of fabric already. The problem is this: either the colors in the fabric I have don't work, or the fabric has such a distinctive pattern that it fights with the design on the band. What I need is a very subtle tone-on-tone fabric in a shade that cooperates with the colors of the silk used in the band. And that means that I need to mount an expedition.
It is quite possible that Dearly Beloved is in fear that I will go to a quilting store and be so seduced by the fabrics that I will take up yet another passion.
Little does he realize that the fabrics I've been accumulating are destined for that very thing . . .