I have been working on a secret project this week which cannot be revealed until October. It involved some hand appliqué so here is a sneak peak:
I will continue to work on this project behind the scenes for several weeks. I am waiting for inspiration to hit before I do the next step.
In the knitting department, I made a simple dishcloth out of some leftover yarn from one of the facecloths. I thought there would be enough left in the ball to make the dishcloth, but I ran out before finishing so I just cast off. This left a slightly truncated corner but I will keep this cloth for myself so it will not matter.
I also started another cloth with a whale on it. This could be used as a baby wash cloth. It's a little over 1/3 finished. I need to pay close attention to the pattern on this one so that the whale is identifiable when it is done...so far, so good!
I took a class from Libs Elliott about a year ago and was working on it at our guild sewing days before COVID-19 hit and sewing days were cancelled. It has taken a back seat to other projects for the last few months, but this week, I dragged it out of hiding and have started to get the final columns attached to the section on the left in the picture. Y-seams take a lot longer than straight runs but the end result will be worth the extra effort.
I even have a couple of options for backgrounds in my stash for this quilt so I should be able to sail right through to the finish over the next week or two.
My daughter is stitching Budapest next...
My husband and I go walking every night, after supper. The trail where we walk at least once or twice a week has lots of Queen Anne's lace in bloom at the moment. This is a close up of one of the tiny flower clusters. Someone asked what type of camera I use for my pictures...these pictures are all taken with my iPhone.
The white phlox are starting to bloom in our gardens. The pink ones should be blooming by next week.
Before I forget, I have also made a block for the HST BOM for the London Modern Guild. There are not very many more blocks for this quilt so it will soon be a completed flimsy. It should make a fun baby quilt.
I will leave you with some words of wisdom from out local ice cream shop...
Stay cool and safe. Wear your mask. Take care
You can catch up on all of the slow stitcher's projects over at Kathy's blog tomorrow.