Saturday, April 27, 2013

Crosstich Sampler Find



I found this in one of our local Op Shops and is beautiful work, but it looks not quite finished. I really admire crosstitch and have done a little, but my eyesight hasn't been good enough for quite a long time. This would be lovely framed and I am trying to work out a way of charting the climbing roses pattern to complete the project. I wonder what the story behind this is and how it ended up in the Op Shop?

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Finish for April


This month is an Alice in Wonderland bracelet I had started last year and the collection of charms came from Etsy. As you can see from the background I am avoiding my quarterly bookwork. When the bookwork is done I usually celebrate with some sewing, so perhaps I can manage another finish. Life has been rather busy lately!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March Finish


We were away for a couple of weeks during March and then had a busy Easter, so I allowed myself a little extra time to complete last month's project. [There may be a penalty for this, the one that makes the rules up as she goes along hasn't decided yet!] This little quilt was started last year using  fabrics I had in my supplies and I bought nothing new to finish it. The tumbler blocks were all diecut on my machine and the top was completed quickly.  I have developed the excellent habit of trimming threads and pressing as I go and now find putting the quilt together a lot less tedious.