A few weeks ago, I noticed that another one of the Slow Sunday Stitchers was starting a new counted cross stitch project through Linen and Threads--it runs a new part of the pattern each month for a larger sampler project and there is a bonus Christmas ornament pattern each month as well. I have decided to make a few of the Christmas ornaments and started the January pattern this week. The pattern suggests using one colour for the entire design but since I did not want to follow the directions, I picked out three shades of gray and a red to stitch my ornament. I managed to work on this most days this past week and I think it should be done by this time next week if I keep at it.
(If you look at the pattern at the link, you will notice I made a few adjustments to the pattern due to my colour choices.)
This week, I finally got back to working on my Sarah Fielke 2019 BOM quilt--Coming Home. For some reason, I had drifted away from this one for a few months and just could not get back at it. The next stage involved picking colours for all of the houses on the next border and then piecing all of them. (I actually still have a little bit of appliqué to do on the previous border as well--some stars near the moons and kites and birds near the suns.) I started by picking out the colours...
The small houses were next. I quickly realized that I would have to hand appliqué all the chimneys before adding the sky to each house.
I did one house at a time and soon the neighbourhood was growing.
The doors and windows will be added in one fell swoop when all of the houses are pieced.
The trees were completed in a previous step.
Soon, one "street" was completed and I was on to the next one. There was a bit of paper piecing on the triangle sections of the larger houses.
I have four more houses to make to finish the last two sides. Then, there will be lots of appliqué to keep me busy for a while.
I also made one more comfort quilt block this week for the Elgin Piecemakers Guild. This one is for November 2020--green, black and tan.
I will be linking up with the Slow Sunday stitchers at Kathy's blog in the morning.