Two posts in one day. Well, not really. I wrote the last one high on rice crispie cakes late in the evening (I'm blogging in Syowa time).
So, the lion. For many reasons it is me. But I also wanted to show off one of the best pieces of quilting I've done. Yuppers. I made that. My godmother had hinted she wanted a quilt for her 50th birthday several years back and so I complied. It took me one and a half years (with a 6 month space of doing nothing on it) and a new sewing machine but I did it... I found a black and white photo in a book, sketched it onto a pad, figured out which pieces should be separate material, created a grid to blow it up proportionately, labeled every piece, cut out the pieces, found material suitable for every piece, sewed it together bit by bit, found a discarded fake pearl for the eyeball, and quilted the thing.
I get it when my godmother dies. (Darn, I forgot to write that on the quilt, but I did tell her and she did promise me...)
As with any quilt, it's not perfect. The head of the lion is the best.