now that the bracelet is done, I'm back to working on this piece
when I did the necklace part originally, it was the same width at the front ant the back
after I finished working the beading around the stone, I decided that I wanted the front of the necklace to be wider to fit along the sides of the stone
which meant I spent a couple of days tearing back part of the way and reworking it so it gradually gets wider
sort of a pain, but it looks SO much better
now I need to make a clasp and add some fringing
the hand stitching is complete -- time to make the quilt "sandwich" and take it to the sewing machine for quilting
after fiddling with color and doing a lot of measuring to figure out how big I want the circles to be, I have printed out the full size pattern
this piece will be 45 inches square when I get it done -- big enough to be seen from across the room in a fair grounds building
the deadline for this piece is July 18, when the quilt must be in their hands, so it's time to get to this!
today's chores include laundry and a trip to get groceries -- time to get to that!