LIFE IN THE TIME OF CORONA-
March block-beginning of spring
Bird nest with eggs
Dangerous cat among the spring flowers
My first trial run at ribbon embroidery. I like the leaves on the dandelions and the tree leaves are okay but I feel I should have made them sparser as the green on spring trees looks like a haze of green rather than lots of leaves. I like the kitty-he looks like my orange cat Yoshi who bites therefore he is an outdoor cat but basically a sweetie.
Speaking of the color "orange" and given my love of the English language, I have some interesting information on this color. Or rather, not the color itself, but how English speakers thought of this color.
From Arts and Collections:
we read the following:
"Before the 15th century, the colour orange did not have a name in Europe; it was simply called yellow-red. Portuguese merchants brought the first orange trees to Europe from Asia in the late 15th and early 16th century, along with the Sanskrit, naranga—which became ‘naranja’ in Spanish and ‘laranja’ in Portuguese."
So from the fruit, comes the description of the color orange. And the concept of seeing it as a separate color.
Before and after micro quilting of fox block
I like it. The fox circle is 9" across so the area is small. It is a different matter to paint on a block that has been painted and to quilt on the paint with chocolate brown.
It is a moot point tho. I cut my fabric into the nine squares I would need and marveled at the amount of cloth left over. Yes, yes, I know....measure twice and cut once. I hate it when my brain goes on a holiday. So this project is kaput for a while as I as forced to reorder more black fabric and, when it arrives, it will have to spend a week in quarantine (40 days!) to see if it has corona. Ribbon embroidery it will be-start with the simplest.
I find it unforgivable that when it comes to distributing critical medical supplies to the states, the government favors some states over others. He freely admits this, saying some states have governors who have been critical of the government actions. Some states such as Florida, received 100% of their requested supplies and others such a New York, Michigan, and Washington, receive a portion of their requested supplies (per the NY Times and the Washington Post).
Shake it off!!! and now:
YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN