The middle panel had a background of lines of white dots which just said to me, " Join the dots - no marking needed." So I did, but every second row of dots.
The large flowers and hearts have indicated my line of quilting.
The backing fabric.
Last night I started felt ball # 25. A friend's daughter is having a first baby this month and asked me to make a ball for her. She was a lovely young girl and although I haven't seen much of her for a few years I will be happy to make ball for her baby.
Ball # 24 is awaiting it's final motif. I am hoping to be able to put in the baby's initial but if a name hasn't been decided on I can't do that and will need to add one last picture before next weekend.
Here are some of the motifs I have already put on Ball # 24.
A leaping ( rainbow ) trout was suggested as the parents do that sort of fishing.
Yesterday I did a bit of foraging in the gardens. I picked some broccoli which had had a very checkered life. When I originally put the plants in caterpillars chewed them almost down to bare stalks. I didn't pull them out and gave them the benefit of the doubt and planted some more. When we had a storm all the plants got knocked sideways and needed firming back into the ground. Finally now they are rewarding me with lovely fresh broccoli heads and I can see where they are going to have side shoots/ heads. Yams have to be one of my all time favourites. Many a very small and will end up in soup. But the ones we ate last night were good so never mind the size. R has a whole row of parsnips that are doing very well( not my favourites ).
I also picked these dark red Cymbidium orchids for on the sideboard. My late Dad originally grew the plants and they have been out in the open in my garden for the past 14 years. He would be thrilled to think they were doing quite well for me.
We are really really hoping this computer is finally fixed. Yesterday the Nerd had to return with a new wireless router. The repair bill is going to be quite substantial considering it was a new hard drive with Windows 8.1 just 7 months ago. Still we have to have a reliable computer system as we use it more and more for orchard business purposes, banking , newspaper reading and hobby interests. We like many others have become quite dependant on it's services. Fingers crossed.
Hope your weekend is going well. We are blessed with lovely Winter sunshine today!