Wednesday, November 18, 2020

What a Year!

Where to even begin?

My last post was back before the world changed.

I am pleased to announce that I finally finished Flower Power !

This was interrupted so many times, that I was afraid I would never get to finish it. The older I get, the more I hate unfinished projects!

This design is big !

Flower Power - Crossed Wing Collection

It is quite an odd size. I don't have a frame in the attic for this one!

Another little one I stitched was Sew Happy, a folk design from All Through the Night.

Sew Happy - All through the Night

I have a much better chance of framing this one.

Over the summer, I made a HST (Half square triangle) quilt top. I used some plain muslin pieces to embroider.

Currently, I am knitting a pair of socks. I always forget how long that takes. I guess I am a slow knitter!

After that I am not sure what I will do. Usually I have it all planned out. I think that Flower Power took so long that I got out of the habit of thinking what was to come next.

I hope all of you are staying safe out there. I hope we will be looking back on this year very soon!

Monday, February 10, 2020

First Finish of 2020!

I finished one of these socks in 2019, and the second one a few days after New Years.

I guess I can wear them on St Valentine's Day. Otherwise, I'm all set for next Christmas!

After that I got back to work on Flower Power.

I finished up the blue Delphiniums and the two little hummingbirds at the top of them.

Then, I went back to the middle of the design to finish up the little blue butterfly and the bird flying over head.

This is how it looks so far:

Please forgive the wrinkles!

Next I will move over to the left side, to start on the Columbines. If you look closely, you can see one that I finished (next to the Day lily and on top of the daisies).
I am determined to finish this design this year, however, it does get tiresome working on something this large without a break. I am thinking that I might make a small quilt next for a change of pace.

Once I get started, I will post back and let you know.

That's all for now. Hope everyone's having a good year so far!