Details like buttons. I have added fabric, mother of pearl, coconut and even a couple of buttons from Sculpey clay, onto a mini quilt I'm working on.
The buttons combined with some decorative hand stitches,
are helping me get closer to finishing. The whole design has been an unfolding process, as I experiment with various ideas (this really means I'm making this up as I go along - which is fun, but means a slower time frame on this WIP, while I let inspiration show me the way to finishing). As excited as I am to complete this project, I'm finding that I'm enjoying developing the design as I work on it. Yes, it's a slower way to go about things, but it also feels like I have so many options to play with, since there's no pattern to follow. So, I work away on this project as the ideas come to me and I feel the reward of my patience and the joy that comes with hand sewing. It's all good. ;o)
Anyways, you can see from the open area at the bottom of this mini quilt, I'm not done yet, but thought I'd show you my progress. Now, I can't help but wonder if you like to have a project that you take your time on, pondering over it and perhaps even savouring the time it takes to complete....Care to share?