Saturday, December 3, 2016

Choosing Threads

I have had a quilt design drawn up for a very long time.  It's a 9 block quilt and is stitchery and applique.  The printed drawings have been sitting on my desk for some time.  I lost my design mojo for quite a long while.  I let LIFE get the better of me and lost the passion.  

When I had a big destash recently I came across the fabrics I had put aside for this project and decided it was time to stitch it.  

I spent quite some time choosing threads from my collection to go with the fabrics.

Then I placed them all on my little thread holder ruler ready to use.  Aren't they pretty ?

Then I began stitching.  I am so glad I did.  It is bringing me a lot of joy making my drawings come to life.

I'm not sure what I will do with the design yet - I will have to have a think about that.  I have my 3rd block traced up and ready to stitch.

Have a great weekend.


Fee xx

Thursday, December 1, 2016

This week

Since we had the new carpet put down we have slowly been putting the house back together.  It's a work in progress as I tire fairly easily and have to get others to "do" things for me but it is coming together.

I managed to cook a batch of date scones yesterday.  I popped half in the freezer for times when I do not feel like baking.  They are so lovely hot out of the oven.

Hattie and Harry have been keeping me company.  Hattie follows me everywhere, I've been thinking of renaming her SHADOW.  Harry just loves her and pats her on the nose and kisses her.  Not bad for a greyhound who only finished racing a few months ago.  

I have been spending a bit of time out of bed and in the recliner which is good.  I pack my body with heat packs and am able to stitch much better in that position.  One of the perks of having a wonderful stitchery designer as one of my closest friends is getting to stitch her beautiful designs before the rest of the world.  So I traced some of the beautiful Stitcheries in Jenny's Stitchery Club Pack for December and I am making myself something for my home.

I am really enjoying stitching again.

It took me some time to choose fabric to go with it but I am happy with it now.  Hopefully I will have a finish really soon.


Fee xx