You know since I broke my wrist almost two years ago now I find my stitches are not as good or even , don't seem to have the same control but I am ok with that . I also started and finished another little stitchery , this was in a magazine my friend Dianne had given to me ,Better Homes and Gardens Quilts and More winter edition . I fell in love with it immediately so went about cutting up my small pieces of reds by hand and started basting hexies and stitching the stitchery that goes with it . Here is my work in progress .
The stitchery is finished and the 46 hexies are ready to be stitched together , my next job but one I do enjoy :-) Thanks Dianne for the great magazine , so many really cute projects but I was especially eager to do this handwork .
My sister Donna and I along with my friend Annette are going to do the Craftsy BOM for 2016 , this will be Donna's first Bom , she is not new to sewing but new to quilting and very enthusiastic about starting this quilt , if you haven't seen it you should check it out , you may want to join us too . Over the period of several days I managed to cut and sew the blocks for this month which consist of 15 hour glass blocks and a border . The first thing I did was venture into our local fabric shop which was not easy to say the least but I spent as little time as possible as standing for long periods is not good but I needed a large print for my border so I could choose fabrics to coordinate for the rest of the quilt . My plan is to use as much of my present stash to make this quilt as possible and I did manage to find a few fqs on hand that worked so here is my block so far . I think this will be a fun project and I look forward to seeing what Donna and Annette come up with .
Now I am a sucker for BOM's I will readily admit that and even my best efforts not to join in are not good so even in my present state of not being able to sew for very long periods I decided to join Darlene of a Needle Pulling Thread FB page in her one block a week , crazy or what , probably ,but we will see if I can keep up . Only two weeks have gone by so far and I didn't join until this week so had to play catch up , here are my blocks ..
I won some fqs last year called Line Dried by Connecting Threads and I decided they would work for this project , they remind me of my grandmothers aprons or housedresses she wore and this is a traditional block so I think that works !
So you see even though sewing is not real comfortable I am doing what I can to remain positive and try to heal without over doing it .
Yesterday we had a storm , around 20cm. of the white stuff which today is being blown around but I have to admit it sure is pretty , so white and undisturbed at this time . I do love some things about winter , its beauty being at the top of that list , the cold at the bottom .
Thanks for stopping by today , I hope you have a great day and do something creative .