True Confessions: I started a new project this week. As I have been cleaning out my sewing storage area, I discovered that I have a large collection of batiks. They had not all been stored together so I put them in their own (large) bin as I found them here and there around the room. I decided that I needed to make a batik quilt or two in an effort to use them up. Pulling out an assortment of blues, greens, golds, oranges, reds and purples, I decided to make Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Trips pattern. Here is one of the blocks I have made this week.
This will be a lap quilt with 20 blocks. I even found some fabric for the borders in my collection... So far, I have 7 blocks pieced and the rest of the blocks are started. I spent some time earlier in the week cutting all the strips I will need. I have lots of variety!
On the knitting front, I finished my first dish cloth, although I still need to weave the ends in. I learned how to do this on a Youtube video last night so hope to do that today.
I started a second dish cloth using the same pattern and it is half finished already. I have taught myself how to "unknit" when I made a mistake. I'm getting faster at knitting and hope to tackle something more challenging soon. I have some wool and a pattern for a hat. Here is my second dish cloth:
My husband could not understand how I would knit using circular needles so I gave him a demo one night this week. He had only seen people knit with straight needles before now.
My daughter has made a bit of progress on her cross stitch feather project. She does not have much time for stitching right now as she is very busy at work.
The Elgin Piecemakers Guild issued a Music Challenge in the Fall and the projects are due at the March meeting. We were each given a fat 8th of a black and white music note print which was to appear in our piece in which we were to depict a song. I picked my song and hatched a plan. I have been working on this project over the last 6 weeks or so and, this week, finished it off. I just have the binding left to stitch down by hand. Here is a sneak peak of the front,
And, here is where I will be stitching today.
Finn will be coming to visit and stay with us for a few weeks soon. We will be going for lots of walks --my sewing machine time may go down a bit when he is here but I will keep busy with hand work and knitting.
I will be linking up with Kathy's crew of Slow Stitchers on Sunday morning.