There’s a bit of a story to this one.
First, the before shot.
Now the after photo and the story. There was a planned power outage in our building earlier this week. We knew about it last week. They were doing some work that required power to the complex to be shut down for five or six hours. We knew when it was going to go off. But at the time we were about to be plunged into the dark, I was busy adding the setting diamonds to this particular butterfly kaleidoscope star.
Did I stop stitching? No, of course not! I was determined. So I finished stitching it by flashlight. And not just any flashlight. The building management had delivered LED flashlights to all the suites. Those things produce an incredible amount of light and it was actually not that difficult to stitch by flashlight. I don’t think I would have attempted to do that though without the perfect stitching lines printed on the back of my fabrics with Inklingo. That made it easy to stitch – even if it was by flashlight.
Last night I did a quick count and I only have 14 more of the stars to finish before I can start setting them. If I did nothing else this weekend, I think I could get them finished. But this weekend I’ll be working on getting a baby quilt quilted. At least during the daylight hours I will be. For some reason, sitting at the sewing machine at night is something I avoid as much as I possibly can. So the evenings will be my time to work on the kaleidoscope stars.
“After the Rain”
Jake loves to sleep with a Cappy.
Baxter in his usual spot atop the kitty tree. Mr. Q.O. captioned this one, “King of the Jungle.”