Perhaps it's because my last several pieces were all on the small side and didn't have much machine work, all of a sudden I am being drawn to large scale and obsessive machine stitching. I got an idea in my head and as sometimes happens I could not wait to get it out and on some kind of substrate. First I thought I needed some vintage linen. But after rummaging through my stash, I found I did not have any in the right size range and I loath to cut into a larger size that I am saving up for something bigger and better, nor did I want to piece together some smaller pieces as that wouldn't have looked right. Luckily my recyclables bin was in my way and I decided to take a look there. Lo and behold! There they were! Two pieces of just the right size plastic packing/wrapping material that was destined for the landfill.