My friend Ingrid in California sent me some party yarn that she got. She's used it to make spider web roses, so I gave it a try on this fairy block I've been working on forever.
The rose on the right is the first one I tried. I used a 5 spoke wheel to begin. The second one, on the left, I used a 7 spoke wheel. I think I like it a little better. All in all, I love the party yarn and think it works similarly to silk ribbon, so I'll be trying some other silk ribbon stitches with it.
This is a baby quilt I helped make. The new baby belongs to my nephew and his fiance. She has 3 older kids by her first marriage, so my sister (the grandmother) asked the 3 kids to make drawings (and one from the baby's cousin Kiera). She transferred the drawings to fabric and I stitched them together. That's teamwork!
This is my fire bellied toad, Ignis. He lives in a tank in the kitchen with his friend Imus. They are quite entertaining pets and have been with us for at least 7 years.