Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day one hundred and ninety-four of that project.

This quilt block shows a shephard's crook with a vine around it attached to a yellow bell flower shaped lampshade. Inside the lamp shade is a light that's shining out with yellow pen marks showing the light. Below the bell flower light is a pedestal sort of stick with a purple mystical ball on top. It's a garden gazing ball and it's been marked with pen to make it look very mysterious. The pedestal is made up mostly of white stitching, while the crook and lampshade are a dark brown and bright yellow. The vine is green with little leaves.

Looks to me like someone creative has visited this corner of the garden.

I’m imagining someone finding parts of an old curved outside light. Maybe more than one.

A shepherd’s crook arm and base from one lamp and a fluted shade and fittings from another.

After the success of that project something special to illuminate was created.

A gazing ball fit the bill.

I made a gazing ball to go outside the shop this spring to go with the town’s Yard Art event. I used an old bowling ball and lots of glass and ceramic tiles to cover it and then put grout in the spaces.

It turned out ok but if I did it again I would use more very dark glass tiles and some mirrors I think.

Maybe a big shell as a focal point…hmmm.