Sunday, June 7, 2015

Where did the time go?

Wow, I hadn't realized it had been awhile since I posted.  My apologizes to all my readers.  What have I been doing?  Good question.  A little of this and a little of that.  So let's see.  First of all I had a bit of depression where I didn't want to do anything.  Nothing serious but no motivation, etc.  Then I had to kick myself to get off my behind and start to do some stuff. This is what I've been working on.

Exiting stuff isn't it?  When I didn't want to work on anything I decided to get out my spools of thread and plastic wrap. After cutting strips of plastic wrap, I wrapped it around my thread so now all those those ends are tucked in and it is so much neater.  It doesn't take much plastic wrap so I can easily replace it when I need to.

Next up was working on some more cross stitch.  I was hoping to work on the delft blue piece but I realized I didn't like the saying on it much so now I will have to figure out what I want to say on the sampler.

I did get the fabric ready for when I decide what to do.  This time my Aida cloth looks different because I had some binding that I wasn't using so I it to keep my fabric from fraying.

I also stitched my center marking lines.

While I was trying to figure that out, I ran across some more cross stitch kits.  There was this one....

Before I start the animals I am doing one which says "Hang in There".  As you can see I'm making progress.

I'm finally getting into the mood to quilt again so I signed up to do a block to mail off to somebody.  We all are doing the same block so here is what I am doing.  I haven't finished cross stitching it or squaring it up yet.

The pink fabric is actually the back of a metallic.  A Facebook friend surprised me with a box of fabric!  I just love it and when I saw the pink metallic I thought if I used the back it would be cute for the flower.  Here is a picture of the box of fabric.  Aren't they unique and cute?!!!!   Thank you dear friend.  It certainly brightened my day.

So that is what I have been working on.  I also was going to work on a half hexie braid since I had a template for the half hexie but there was a problem with it.  I perceived that there was a problem but upon checking with Missouri Star Quilt Company, they said there wasn't.  I'm not sure what to do now but I"ll talk about that another time.  Time to get back to stitching the leaves and flower.  I might be able to finish it today.  If so, then I might be able to get another flower block done this week and mail them both out.  Sometimes doing just one block will get you back into quilting again.

So I'll leave you now and hope you all have a great day/night.

1 comment:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

That's all I do is a little of this and that....mostly that :) which isn't houseowrk. Great cross stitch and the pink flower is gorgeous.