Progress! Nearly done with this section now - soon on to section two. I won't finish by Hallowe'en, but I might finish this year if I keep stitching at this rate. Touch wood. The colour is much more accurate in this photo, taken in daylight.
Two more cards which make an interesting contrast, I think. In both of these cases, I was the middle person to work on the card - the first one came to me very full, and it was hard to find something to add to it, which would still allow space for another person to work on it.
I just added the "You Are Here" washi tape.
This is what it looked like when I got it!
With this one, it was almost empty when I got it - a complete contrast to the other one.
It's been a while since I did a cross stitch update - mainly for the reason that it's been a while since I stitched. Having purchased a three part Hallowe'en mystery, I thought I might have a go at that (never mind that I have last year's Hallowe'en mystery still 2/3 finished). This is not quite half of the first of three parts, so if I keep stitching at this rate, I might actually finish it before Christmas. Ok, probably not much chance of a Hallowe'en finish, but it's seasonal, which is nice. The colour in the photo is also terrible, as the blue flowers are actually green. Next week I shall try to photograph it in natural light...
More blocks made from Ben's shirts. Slowly (very slowly) make progress with this project - the problem is that I don't really like working with shirt fabric (button downs are ok, it's the t-shirts I don't really like) so I never want to do lots of blocks at once. Plus, I'm always just really busy. But it's getting there.
A few more ATCs which I worked on as part of a round robin. Both of these sets were ones which I started, which means I made the background only. That round is where you have the least control over the direction the card will take, but that's kind of fun!
A few more blocks for the rather delayed quilts I'm making for an old friend from her husband's shirts (mostly) - for her two sons. He died a few years back now, and I've had these shirts for way too long (since last summer) - so it's the top of my autumn To Do list in terms of sewing, I just never seem to do any sewing these days! Four blocks doesn't seem like a great accomplishment, but I have to spent a lot of time deconstructing the shirts and stabilising, so it's not as quick as just cutting up fat quarters. Still, progress is being made. Slowly.
My bookcorner seems to have a never-ending supply of cushions. Gradually, I am getting them all covered in interesting fabric. There are five more waiting at home, and three or four more still at school. But I have to say, the book corner looks awesome!
This one was a gift for a friend & co-worker (at the time); I haven't actually seen her in quite a few years, so I hope the quilt is still going strong. It's a good pattern - I think it came from Australian P&Q magazine originally, though I no longer have it. It would be easy enough to work out, though, if I wanted to do it again. Maybe for a PL quilt.
Didn't have a lot of time today, as we were down in Brighton, celebrating Sarah's birthday (it's on Tuesday) - but I did cover two more cushions when we got back - only about 6 more to go. Not that they take very long, but it's working up the energy to start, sometimes. Anyway, maybe next weekend there will be some actual sewing to show. Don't hold your breath!
This is one I still have somewhere - I don't have it hanging up at the moment. Like most of my older quilts, the quilting is fairly minimal, so it annoys me to see... Maybe someday I will requilt this one like I did the old rail fence one - it's not that big and would be easy enough to do on my domestic. The worst part is of course picking out the old quilting...
Finally got around to doing some sewing, but it's only to re-cover some cushions for my classroom's book corner. The ones in the corner were a little worse for wear. Funny enough, at least two of them were ones I made when Alex was in that classroom in Year 2, so I know those ones haven't been refreshed in 6 or 7 years!
There are about five more cushions still at school, so I'll probably do some more next weekend.