I've been working on catching up with some cross stitching this week. I'm now up to date with my monthly owl stitch a long that I've been doing with my friends. Just one owl left to stitch and this will be ready for framing :excited:
The chart is Outrageous Owls by Glendon Place, this has been a really fun stitch to do each month. The colour of the background fabric doesn't show too well in the photo – it's a delicate blue colour, really pretty.
It seems that I am incapable of NOT starting new projects. I had the Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop book on pre-order at Amazon and when it arrived I drooled extensively at the blocks and projects. I was restraining myself from starting something new until 2 things happened. Allegory @ SewAllegorical suggested a quilt a long for the Orange Soda Pop quilt – I resisted for a little while and then gave in to the inevitable! There is a link in my sidebar to the details of the quilt a long. I will be using the fabrics below…
Terrain by Kate Spain :love: The bright pink is the colour that I'm using for the applique melon shapes.
Then yesterday, just as I'd finished telling myself NO MORE, Katy posted her version of the twinkling star cushion from the book. Before I knew it I was asking her where to get the HUGE cushion from which was all that had been holding me back from the making it. Of course, Katy was super helpful and next thing you know I have ebayed myself a gigantic enormous cushion. Oh for more hours in the day (because I want to do the Hexy MF quilt a long too!).
I am just having a little break from the owl stitching and doing a super quick stitch for my poor exam beaten up daughter. She chose it herself while we were perusing Etsy a few evenings ago. In case you don't want to click the link, it's along the lines of Keep Calm and Carry On but instead it says – Now Panic and Freak Out! She loves this quote and has a mug with it on. I'm stitching it with a variegated cream Anchor thread on a royal blue background. I've only got a few rows of the crown done so far but enough to see that the colours look good :)
Tomorrow is the montly meet up with the girls, I'm really looking forward to a good chat and stitch – haven't decided what to stitch yet, maybe a cottage – they could surely use some stitching doing on them!