Lauren created a "Watermelon" swap. Isabel is very direct about my efforts. "Watermelons can't fly, and that man can't possibly carry that big watermelon Granny!" Oh well, I suppose I should just be happy that my efforts have at least produced a recognizable watermelon! :)
I have also become interested in making buttons. These are Dorset buttons. They were made by the women and children of a family for additional income and they were quite well paid for them. Unfortunately a button machine was invented and the handmade industry died leaving starving families. Some of these people immagrated to the USA. I have made some watermelon Dorset buttons ones for Lauren as a hostess gift. I hope she likes them.
I am going to add Dorset buttons to my crazy quilt. Here is a small house and garden I added and a rather wobbly bird bath with my very first spiderweb.
I have been working on the quilt for about 10 years now. I really must get if finished! This one is promised to Mandi, and Vicki might like one too, I am not sure.