If my piecing has been on a go slow this week, my hand work, perversely, has been moving along quite nicely. I am confidently expecting Little Elephant to take an age to quilt, but am making good headway. Reflecting on this I don't think it is because I have been putting in much more time than usual, but using one thread everywhere, instead of constantly changing colours, means I spend a lot - and I mean a whole lot - less time stopping and starting, threading needles, tying knots, burying ends.
As suggested by Kathy, I have a picture of myself quilting, for Slow Sunday Sewing. I will confess that I had to get help with this - my one-handed camera attempts were way too shaky.
I have also started the next bit of denim. This time I am trying little denim patches, and have opened out a pair of kids jeans but kept the shape of the garment. I recently bought Unconventional and Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar by Rodnet Kiracofe and there are a couple of quilts in there using old jeans, including one which has an entire pair of dungarees. (By the way this book is just brilliant; I would encourage you to seek it out if you haven't already seen it).
I'm still using the random threads I have lying around, and having run out of the dark reds am giving these a go. I'm not sure the blue will show up enough, but we'll see.