Three hours on a Tuesday night......a header, white cloth, vintage lace, two seams, beaded bullion knots and buttons secured with pink and lemon bullion's. I can't tell you how much I love to handle these swatches. I lay them out, all together and wonder what I could do in terms of mixing and matching, taking one idea from one and adding it to another then wonder about taking one idea from each of them and creating a new piece which really is what this exercise is all about, building a design resource, a library of ideas on cloth. There are more swatches here so you can get an idea of what I am talking about. (this post will likely be the first one you see when you follow that link so scroll down to see all my swatches in various stages of completion)
Aside from these swatches and the ones in the above link others are taking shape. Pink gingham, silk and lace swatches to be precise, all in the name of my next class. You can see some of those here.