Steven recently made me this lovely birds eye Huon Pine pen. It was a replacement for one he made me about 6 years ago that went missing at some stage. It is a beautifully designed pen, being a little wider than some of the other pen styles available and a joy to use.
We brought back some Huon pine from Tassie (as you do!) and he has now made us these salt and pepper grinders....
Neither of us like the usual design, so he designed these for us.
The photo doesn't do justice to them as it is difficult for you to see the wood grain.
He has inserted them with glass tubing so the salt and pepper don't take on the huon pine aroma.
He is trying to work out whether he should make any more - what do you think?
Your feedback on the design choice would be very helpful.
I was very late in completing the winter mini quilt swap coordinated by Michelle Foster at Quilting Gallery
Here is the completed quilt - a bit larger thatn set, but I thought she could use it as a table topper.
The friendship stars are actually made of a glittery fabric - the intention was to illustrate the icy night skies we both have, rather than snow, as well as friendships formed through swaps like this one. I used some of my handpainted fabric for the sky and the quilting is supposed to represent the wind - a common part of winter, I think!
Lisa, my recipient, has been very patient, so I have made a little extra gift for her.....
yes, I know, yet another bag.... but they are so lovely.
By the way, I STILL haven't made one for myself!
Maybe next holidays?!