I am still smitten with these little diamonds
and feel a little sense of accomplishment with the completion of each star:
The bright stars will have diamonds chaining them together using Kona Snow:
While the reproduction stars are being stitched to hexies using Kona Natural:
The lighting in my mom's living room is not conducive to hand stitching so I bought this Beam and Read. I've heard it's what all the "in-the-know" quilters are wearing these days, and although I've never been one to follow trends, I'm smart enough to know a good thing when I see it and this little gadget is mighty handy!
I don't know how big these projects will be and there is no deadline. These are long-term projects to be pulled out when life calls for a little hand stitching