I'm still knitting infant socks and hats for the Afghans for Afghans project. I'll probably make up a couple of more things and then pack up my donations and get them into the mail at the end of the week. Doing all this knitting has reminded me that one reason I started quilting is that machine work is easier on the joints. I've enjoyed these small portable projects for a good cause, but I really have to take lots of breaks to prevent my wrist from complaining too much.
Thrift store shopping is of course much easier on the joints. I recently came across a bag of packages of rick rack. I love these labels. You can tell the age of these packages by the prices. These 10-cent packages have gone up quite a bit in recent times.
I've designated an old cookie tin as my rick rack box. With all this rick rack, I may have to work on my Mississippi Wheel of Fortune blocks again.
I've done another bee block from the vintage embroidery patterns. I like the way these bees are shown helping each other and the way that the male and female bee are both portrayed doing domestic chores together. This seems pretty enlightened for the time these patterns were originally drawn.
Look, there's a baby bee in the hive. Is that cute or what?