We’re nearly done with the first quarter of 2018 — how can that be already?
And . . . how is it not really spring yet? I’m ready to open up the house and let some fresh warm spring air in — my living room smells like a barn!
It’s been storming off and on here for the last week or so. Lightning keeps me from running the longarm, and rain keeps me from taking the girls outside to play. So I’ve decided to post an update on my 365 Days of Handstitching.
We’re on Day 85 of 2018, and I’ve missed a few days, and I haven’t finished much (yet), but I’ve worked on lots of stuff.
I put the binding on this throw quilt I made for my daughter’s best friend:
I’ve been working on my Yo-Yo quilt:
I put the binding on my MixMash quilt:
I crocheted this spa washcloth for my daughter:
I’ve done some applique:
Including Block 14 of the Anthology Quilt:
Which is from this book, in case you’re interested:
I finished all the leaves on one of the blocks of my Remembering Almo quilt (the 2014 Kansas City Star BOM):
And I’ve been working on this freehand embroidery doodle:
I only allow myself to work on this on Sunday evenings, and it’s all freehand embroidery that I’m making up as I go, to use up odds and ends of embroidery thread I have on hand. It’s really been fun to see how it grows each week. I haven’t gotten to work on it the last two Sundays, so I’m anxious to move it forward some more.
I also started a new shawl, which I really didn’t need to do, what with so many other projects going on, but I didn’t let that stop me. I’ll show it to you a bit later.
And that’s what I’ve been working on in my chair of an evening! Have you been doing any hand stitching lately?