I was lucky enough to get a week's reprieve on the Super Secret block, as I'd hoped there was the "given" deadline and the "I really need it by" deadline. But I couldn't give much time to it this weekend, because of the big push to get the rental house done. So I had to "steal" little bits of time, coming home on lunch hour, sketching before breakfast. I guess that's a sign that I'm doing something I really love, right?
I went back and quilted without destroying the beadwork Saturday night, though I did loosen it a bit, I'm afraid. Then yesterday I sketched out some birds to go in the house. So this morning's project was just to get the bird sketches onto freezer paper, so that I can start cutting out some appliqué pieces tonight. They're tiny but I just need two body pieces, then some tiny bits for eyes and beaks. Or I could make the beaks with embroidery, possibly.
I owe credit to Laura Wasilowski for inspiring the birds, but I hope I'm just being inspired, not plagiarizing. Maybe I should do something different with the head feathers. Maybe I can come home at lunch...
1:57 - I was able to get time at lunch to make up some Misty-fuse backed fabric, and found a template for a circle that will be the right size.
Tuesday am: the birds, wings, and house-holes are cut out and ready to be fused, after I figure out feathers, eyes and beaks.