Table runner

A couple years ago I bought a little “charm pack” of batik fabrics at the large quilt expo we have in town every September. It’s taken me a while, but I finally finished a table runner with those

Table Runner - Back


Then I worked on making a backing for the above piece (out of green scraps) and decided that I like this side better than the batik charm pack side, so this is now officially the front side of the table runner:

Table Runner - Front


Still to do: go to the hardware store to see if I can locate materials with which to build a hanging system similar to ones I saw all the time in Japan.  I’m not actually gung ho about “table runners”…..

Reflectors as art

After many years of folks complaining they can never remember where to turn in to my house, I put some reflectors up on one of the trees next to my driveway. This is a variation of the Latvian symbol for good luck (Laimes zīme):


Laimes Zime Koka

What I didn’t realize is just how happy it makes me to drive past this. Day or night, sun or rain, this thing makes me grin.  The next step is to repeat this on the other tree across the way, so that my place is easy to find from either direction.