And I decided to break out the perle. Yesterday, while the girls did their dance lessons, I stitched like a mad woman. I finished the swirls up last night, so do forgive the artificial lighting in the next photo.
It's not perfect and I am not sure there should be so much texture on a mini, but it is what it is. I like the centre and have neither the will nor the time to rip out the end bits and think of a new way to do them. The whole time I stitched I thought about how I would line the shattered rainbow colours up differently 'next time' so that I could do a more even spiral of quilting. who else has a backlog of ideas that they want to do again to change all the little things they think they could have done better?
Meanwhile, I received the most delightful toadstool gnome from Nicky. I have been drooling over the ones she was making before Christmas and she was so kind to gift one to me, even though I owe her some fabric and completely lost the plot about getting it and posting it. Apologies Nicky, but thank you so, so much for this. It will be treasured in its new home.
A toadstool gnome isn't just for Christmas, he's for all year round!