We went to the NY Botanical Gardens on Sunday to see the train show. The trains were OK, nothing to write home about, not even worth the wait, BUT the buildings were amazing! They are fashioned out of twigs, leaves, acorns, etc, etc and are adorable beyond belief. I half expected to see a little elf or fairy pop out of a door.
You cannot imagine how charming this all is! It was tons of fun watching the little kids taking pictures and exclaiming over the trains. Kids like the trains a lot. Me? Eh on the trains, but oh, the buildings!
Sewing news: DD's Fruit Cup quilt is coming along quite nicely. It's about 1/4 done, and I'm zooming along at odd moments of the day to work on it. All those nice straight seems.
It certainly isn't a shy quilt at all. Bright and cheery, and perfect for a dark NY apartment. The blocks are on my design floor, aka the living room floor, and are just set up to get an idea of size. Not the final placement. And of course I'm now thinking of a bunch more quilts to do. This stuff gets into your head and I obsess about it, even dreaming about it.
Knitting news: It's time to sign up for the next edition of the Light & Dark Club. Roxanne is doing the dyeing, and I've finished and blocked the shawl. Yes, it is a mystery shawl, but I'll give you a teensy sneak peak.
The yarn is a singles, and works up beautifully. My wonderful test knitter, DragonYady, tells me that this is her favorite shawl! I love it, myself. I'm not a good blocker mostly because I have no patience, but if you make this, you can block those gentle points very very well. And then you can reblock my piece. tee hee.