no, not me, I'm good.........just my recent sewing
|A good start, blue scraps tipped out, ready to go|
I pulled out some ufo blocks as well, they're pretty much all blue, with a pop of red and mustardy yellow here and there, so they'll do just fine to add to my blue month tally.
|String blocks - not all joined yet, some in pairs though|
I made these string blocks about a year ago, planning to give the finished quilt to a friend's husband who had a stroke and now lives in a nursing home. I gave up on joining the blocks because I think I over-thought it all, trying to make sure same fabrics weren't close together, not too many reds clustered, it got too hard so I put it away. Last night I sewed blocks in pairs, just as they came out of the bag, and have layed them all out, ready for the next step. I just have to decide whether to make it single bed size, or wheelchair lap size, not sure which will be most practical. Maybe the bed size, I can't imagine Walter pulling the smaller quilt off the bed to tuck around himself......he can transfer himself from bed to wheelchair, so it's not as if a nurse will be helping and do it for him. It'll be nice and bright on his bed too.
In other sewing- some Christmas gifts I've not shown yet........
I filled a pretty jar with hearts for my friend Christine, wife of above-mentioned Walter. They're all different, but follow the red/cream theme, which she loves. Some are plain with just a little stitching, others patched and beaded. I added strings so she can hang them around the house if she wishes and pop a candle in the jar.......and she's done just that.
Stockings for a friend and her daughter....these were fun to do and filled with silly surprises
|15 year old's crazy patched|
|Mum's - simple Scandinavian look|
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....til next time