Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Yoga embroidery and coconut cake

I'm making good progress on the embroidery on my "Up Dog Yoga Mat Quilt." Here's the thread I've used so far -- all luscious hand-dyed pearl cotton from except for the lavender on the far right.

After making one pass around the central motif with a feather stitch in Salt Water Taffy thread, I decided it needed more definition. So I did a chain stitch in purple on one side, and now I'm working up the other side in blue/green.

It's very meditative.

And then there's coconut cake:

Go Sheila! My friend Sheila just got her diving certification in the ffffrigid waters of the Puget Sound, so she deserves the calories in this coconut cake. We recently came into joint possession of it, so we split it down the middle, and boy was it rich.

Have a colorful day!


Pam said...

So pretty, Sherrie--the colors you chose, speak to me! And by the way, is there any other way to eat coconut cake? Kidding!! But, it really looks wonderful, too!

Sherrie Spangler said...

Thanks Pam! I love summery colors.

Ladybug said...

I've had a very busy, in & out kind of summer, so am just getting caught up with blogs. I LOVE the way this project is progressing and the colors are so soothing. As far as the cake goes, only 1 word will do: YUM!