I started that crayon tinting stint two weeks ago and haven't been able to stop! I'd been stitching away on Mr. Owlie and then . . . I got an idea.
Do you ever get an idea that just takes up residence and won't leave you alone until you do something about it? Yeah, it was one of those kinds of ideas.
Remember the sweet little quilt block stand I got for Christmas? Well the only thing I've made for it so far is the little Count it *all* JOY!!! block that I did for the "What's in a Word" hop, back in January.
Oh. Dear. Yes, it was definitely time for a new block in my little stand! I felt like I needed to do something summery ... and something with crayon tinting. Like maybe a sunflower. Yes, most assuredly a sunflower. Crayon tinted and outline-stitched with lots and lots and LOTS of French knots to make up the center. Appliqued onto a pretty strip-pieced background and very simply quilted.
That was my idea.
This my final . . .
I do love it when a project ends up looking like how I visualized it in my head! That doesn't always happen, you know. But this time it really did and I'm extraordinarily pleased with it!
I used a sunflower template that I found on a scrapbooking blog . . . i love scrapbooking, to be exact. Except I didn't bother tracing over all of the circles in the center!
And I wasn't kidding ... a LOT of French knots. It took me longer to do the French knots than it took to do the whole rest of the project combined!
And I figured it's been too long since I included grandbaby pictures, so I'd better share a few of those. Waaaay too long. Sawyer's headed to college, Ellie's getting her driver's license, and June's not too far behind her.
Hahaha! Just kidding, though it does feel like the days are flying by! Sawyer gets taller by the minute (doesn't he look like a kid as opposed to a toddler?),
Ellie--no longer a baby--is adding a million words a day to her vocabulary (most notably, to me, "Neesey"!),
and June is in charge and on the move and loves hamming it up!
They're all so darling and precious to me!
The question now is . . . what to play with next??!