I am posting my April report a little bit early ........ as tomorrow we head off for our annual sojourn in Majorca! First up is a bit more progress on Mrs B - another batch of hexies (yawn!)
the next project wasn't on the original list - I have chosen this one to replace the counted cross stitch map that I gave up doing (and donated to a charity shop). As you can see from the bottom right square, I started this in 2103! It was a workshop with Sheena Norquay, where we had to fill each square with different stitches/embellishments
I added some more stitching round my A
I had only worked the four centre lines in this square, so added the big stitching and the lazy daisies
for this one, I decided on clumps of French knots in some of the squares
and lastly on this one I added a row of beads. I don't know what I will do now the stitching is finished - it may well end up as an ABC (Another B****y Cushion!!)
hooray, I have finished the hand quilting on my Amish runner!
I haven't done much hand quilting recently, but working on this reminded me how much I enjoy it
the squares started out as samples for teaching the little group of ladies who were members of my "Wacky Patchers" group in Indonesia. To explain our name ....... we were all members of WAC - Wanita Asing Cilegon, which translates as the foreign (or strange) ladies of Cilegon, the city where we lived in Java Barat (west Java). Yes, that is me with the grey hair, before I embraced my inner blonde!
we were a very international group with Scottish, English, American, German, Japanese, Korean and Filipina members (and did you notice our youngest member, asleep in her mother's arms, in the previous photo?)
having finished the hand quilting, I trimmed the edges
I didn't have any plain black fabric (and even if I had, it probably wouldn't have matched), so I used this mottled black/grey fabric for the binding
woohoo - a finished project to tick off the list!
as it was made in Indonesia, it seemed appropriate to put it on a piece of Indonesian furniture
and another big woohoo ...... I have finished all the big-stitch quilting on the hexies!
I put them up om the design wall - although this isn't all of them there wasn't room for the last three rows. It just put them up as they came off the pile, so it will take a bit of rearranging to get a balance of colours - but of course that will have to wait until we get back from our holiday
regular readers know that at this point on Friday, we have photos of cake to drool over - Malcolm and I make the supreme sacrifice of eating cake, just so that you can enjoy them without the calories! This afternoon we walked along to Nelson's the wonderful coffee shop in the village. I had a Crunchie slice
and Malcolm had a mint Aero slice - both were delicious
I have a little bit of sewing to take on holiday - the first two blocks of the wonderful Potty McDotty, the new block of the month from Irene Blanck (photos used with Irene's permission)
you can find out more about the wonderful Potty here
don't forget to pop over to Meredithe on Sunday, to see her end of the month report, and be sure to scroll down to the link, to see what the other participants in the 17 UFOs challenge have achieved this month. I am going to set up some posts to appear while I am away, which I hope you will enjoy, love Anne