I enjoy walking in and around my neighborhood. The weather has been pleasant recently (although a little windy at times), but it seems like we might just get an early summer. That is not good news since our summers tend to be very hot and humid. These are some of the things I see on my walks:
|Water feature at a housing development entrance|
|Bridge across another housing development's pond|
|What's blooming? Don't know, but I'd name them Cat's Paws!|
|"Cat's Paws" Closeup|
And I have done a little sewing. I made my first ever string block following along with the free Craftsy BOM. I don’t think I’m cut out for string blocks (pun intended). I’m too much of a matchy-matchy person and I think (1) I made too many of the strings at exactly the same width even though I was making an effort not to and (2) I had first sorted the strings into more closely matching colors. What I mean is that although these were meant to be made from green strings, I first put them into brighter, clearer colors vs olives and more subdued colors. This block was the result of the olives:
|Brights in the back, olives in the front|
|Blocks in Process|
So then I went on to make a pair of matching blocks called “Rolling Along” just for fun and that felt better!
I never got back to making that second Craftsy string block (although it did have an interesting star design). But I’m glad I tried the string technique, so now I know I can donate those strings I’ve been saving to someone with a clear conscience knowing I’ll never use them!!