Here is a sneak peek of my quilt WIP. I am having slight reservations about it, along the lines of "why am I cutting up perfectly good fabric to sew it back together again?" and "this is the literal enactment of writing a thesis - arg!" but otherwise, I am enjoying the process.
The beautiful scissors you see are my grandmother's (they were her great aunt's before that). Heavy and authoritative, I feel like I'm continuing a tradition when I use them. Below is my dear grandma's jar of buttons, full of hundreds of spare buttons from my mum's school uniforms, jackets and shirts that have long since gone. As a child, I used to love pouring them out and running my hands through them, sorting them into colours and shapes.