Last week I managed to complete my to-do list 😀 One item was to catch up on the My Little Heart SAL and I had done so by Friday.
This week's to-do list included cutting out all of the fabric for Jenny's Christmas Story quilt – I was bursting to start making this quilt and then was hesitant because I wasn't sure about the fabrics that I'd chosen…I was determined to use only stash fabric and not buy anything new! On Monday I managed cut everything out and also I put together all of the stitchery blocks so that was an excellent start 😀
Not a brilliant photo…the sun was a little too bright at the time but I'm not grumbling about bright sunshine at all, it's lovely.
I had a good hexagon week this week – I managed to make 3 and I like these ones a lot…I think I'll be combining more of the large patterns with the smaller patterned fabrics. I have 20 blooms in little glassine envelopes ready to stitch. Also this week, I wanted to make sure that my outer fabric choice worked so I decided to stitch the outer hexies onto one of this week's blooms – hadn't realised quite how long that was going to take! It was a good move though as now I'm certain that I like the fabric and I also know that it won't be a good idea to leave this part of the project until all of the flowers are stitched or they may be doomed to UFO-dom 😮
This week's blooms resting in my lovely peony – it's a massive plant now but only started off as one stalk with one leaf! Poor blooms are so heavy that some of them bend right over to the floor. This is the first year that the rain hasn't destroyed them as soon as they opened so I may get John to give them a little photo shoot 🙂
I have quite a lot of sheets of clamshells printed out now and am ready to cut and stitch. I've also been washing the fabric that I bought for a Dresden plate quilt and for the Life is Beautiful quilt. Trying to prepare lots of things before the school holidays begin so that I've got plenty of hand stitching to take along when the weather is fine enough to go to the park and on picnics.