Variety is the Spice of Life

I've been having a sewing morning and decided that a little update was in order. The 1st of February meant that it was time to start on a new cottage with Carole and I was eager to start. Here's the progress so far – the colours are so pretty…


As you can see, I'm stitching mine all together on one piece of fabric. I think they're going to look lovely like that.

Once I'd finished my SKOW blocks I started back on The Library just for a few days until it was Cottage time. I managed to complete all of the bottom border and have done the outline of the next set of bricks. Just a few leaves up at the top to frog now and resttich and I'll have the green all correct.


I think it could have done with a visit to the ironing board before having it's picture taken really, never mind!

This morning I decided to prepare the next SKOW block – I really can't leave these alone at all so I'm a bit ahead of myself on the stitch a long schedule.


I'm looking forward to stitching that down and doing the embroidery over the weekend – I love this block.

Finally – I resisted and resisted but…I had scraps on my desk and ready printed hexagons and so I 'accidentally'' started on a Rose Star block - oops! I'm not planning on making loads. This one is destined to go on a cushion cover to add to the ever increasing pile of cushions on our bed! 


I've plenty to work on over the weekend now. It's our crop day on Saturday – 11 hours of chatting and stitching. Well, stitching for me and some of the other girls – paper crafting is a bit rare these days! I'll need to keep myself busy this week while Catherine's off on a school jaunt to Belgium and France. I think they're going to have a wonderful time, the schedule sounds very exciting. Although it's primarily a history trip in order to visit WW1 battlefields they are 'coming home via Paris' and fitting in a visit to Disney on the last day. My girl is so excited that she's fit to burst! The bag is all packed ready for our super early 4.30am start tomorrow. I've got my tissues ready for when the bus sets off…still can't manage to watch them leave on a bus without a few tears!

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3 Responses to Variety is the Spice of Life

  1. wendy says:

    Wow, such gorgeous projects, they’ve all got me wanting to come and live at your house!

  2. Carole says:

    Oh wow, you’ve done loads on your cottage. I’d better get stitching *grin*

  3. Cherry says:

    Really loving the Feb cottage as it is so much simpler than Jan with those pesky snowflakes! I’ve just ordered March too! I’m doing my on separate pieces although I might then try and mount them on card and put them all together in one big frame. Not sure but really enjoying these. Wasn’t supposed to start until I finished another project but it was getting tedious so I let myself do this one as a break. Must find a way to post piccies.

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