Good morning everyone! I remember at the start of this year thinking about trying to blog more regularly and keep up-to-date better on my blog reading. Well, can’t say March was too successful a month for that!!! Here I am scraping in at the end of the month having last blogged three weeks ago!!! April can only be better…right?!?!?!?
I don’t even feel I have much to show stitching-wise although there is nothing like checking back on your last blog post to realise that you’ve done a bit more than you thought!!!
First up, I need to share what has been occupying my time a little more than stitching – my quilt. Oh yes, I have become well and truly hooked on working on this! Here’s a picture of before it was quilted to let you see the overall design…
And here it is quilted and with the binding halfway done as in, the binding is attached and I’m now in the middle of hand sewing it to the back….
This evening is our last class and those seven weeks have gone in so quickly! I have loved this learning curve. There was one week when I was quite discouraged (precision sewing on the machine is not my strength!) but with the encouragement (and help) of our class teacher and my friend Margaret I got back on track and haven’t looked back since.
Another quilt on the horizon? Oh yes! Hoping to take another class in the autumn and probably dabble here at home before then.
You may remember last time I was talking about how I’d grand plans of finishing the first quarter of SL’s Mary Gail by the end of March. Well, I can’t say I’ve managed that but I do have a bit of progress to share….
Next up is BBD’s Hannah Lovina Joslin and straight off I have to apologise for such a terrible picture!!! Only when I got it ready to post did I realise how bad it was!!! I have not done justice in any way to this beautiful sampler with my picture-taking!!!
I’d say only a couple more Wednesdays and I’ll be reporting a finish. Several people on this IG SAL have finished and the rest of us are all nearing completion.
Finally, having neglected the BBD LF’s since my last blog post I did pick it up at the weekend and have a very little bit of progress to share….
Yes, the poinsettia in the top right corner has been started!!!
And that’s about all for this time. Thank you for all the lovely comments last time round. I really do appreciate hearing from everyone. It is such a boost and an encouragement to hear from others. I hope all is well with you and yours and that some Spring weather is starting to appear. And now let me hit ‘publish’ and get back on track with my blogging!
Until next time……