In case you hadn't noticed, this is my goof off time. I am totally burnt out and decided I needed to spend time doing whatever, whenever, for a bit;) My husband is putting in the new stairs and now we need treads. So, I got out my new braid aids to try one and the colors were way too bright. Since I already started a braid, I decided to make it into a chair pad for my office. It gave me some practice using the braid aids and I think my braiding is neater this time. It is also a lot easier on my hands.
I have decided that, if i want to make treads for the stairs, I need to be more efficient as well. I will gather up darker colors and make 3 boxes, then strip the wool, sew the ends together, then braid. I think it will go faster that way, than making it as I go.
When I finished the pad, I worked on a new piece. Yes, a new piece, and I know I have others to finish;)
I saw this piece in a 2001 issue of BHG quilt magazine and just had to try it. Of course I am doing it my way and changing things around, but it is basically the same. This is what I have so far and you can guess what else goes into the picture;)