My poor friend, Muriël, has been waiting and waiting for her Pippi Longstocking themed block since February. It is sometimes hard to be in such a group of talented ladies when they keep on churning out one gorgeous idea and design after another and my brain can't always keep up. My idea finally came at the beginning of May (then I stalled for another 3 weeks on finishing the hand embroidery).
But now Pippi's shoe and stocking are done. The washi tape fabric seemed like the perfect mix of stripes and patches and hodgepodge colors for Pippi. Her shoes may have been black in the books, but I'm certain that she wouldn't pass up on navy plaid shoes with purple soles. Unfortunately this shoe is falling apart. Maybe she'll add some duct tape next week?
The shoe was paper pieced, the calf was curve pieced, the shoe stitching is embroidery floss and the shoelaces are ribbon embroidery with some thread tacking.
In another tiny bit of news, I was in a key fob swap in May. This is what I sent out in the mail yesterday (yes, the absolute last day to ship--at least it wasn't 4 months late). I used the Heather Ross bike fabric and added some machine thread sketching on the bike frame and some hand embroidery on the bike seat. I hope my partner likes it!
I still have a ton of Farmer's Wife blocks to post but they'll have to wait for another day. Today was my husband's birthday (babysitter + sushi date + mini golf + arcade games) and then we meet up with my brother and niece tomorrow for a visit for Henry's birthday (Monday). You've gotta love a fun and busy summer.