Thank you very much for hosting Wendy after your busy week.
Following last months FNSI I was visited by Tracy the Outback Craftaholic. And I am so pleased that I was because of course I returned the visit and found myself another great blog to follow. Not only that but Tracy had a giveaway that I could not resist entering for and yes, you have guessed it, I won! And I am so, so pleased.
I thought this Gail Pan book would be good and it certainly is. Lots of lovely Christmas projects to stitch. The book arrived last weekend while we were away and I could not wait to get started. My first project was soon traced up and stitching commenced. So appropriately that is what I was doing yesterday.
And this is as far as I had got when I had to give up and go to bed last night!
I had two friends visiting in the afternoon - Linda who is completing the quilting on her first quilt - a goosey gander lap quilt and Babs who was planning a hanging tote to store her rulers and cutters. She made a good start on one of the patchwork pockets for it too. So a lovely gossipy productive afternoon raced by helped along with tea and chocolate cookies.
I have finished all the patchwork now on my hexagon table topper - all it needs is some lining fabric and maybe a few tied stitches to hold the layers.
And of course I still love the back! I shall be sorry to cover it up.
I am still sorting through my pictures from Rome - had to take my second best camera to save weight and it does not have a viewfinder. So although the quality of pictures it takes is good, in brilliant sunshine, which is what we had, it was not always easy to see what I was taking!!
However, we had a fabulous time and I shall tell you all about it soon.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
Hi Lin Oh I love your Gail Pan stitchery. Looking forward to seeing your Rome photies x:)ReplyDelete
great to see you start your sttichereis so quick... I hadn't seen that book... how fun... I do love your hexagons too..ReplyDelete
Gail have really lovely stitcheries, lucky you! Love your hexie quilt, very colourful :) Barb.ReplyDelete
Congrats on your win from Tracy, Lin, it's a great book...ReplyDelete
Lovely hexy's there- I love those happy colours & prints... I'm interested to see how you finish it
Love your hexie table topper, so bright and cheerful.ReplyDelete
I love your hexies topper.ReplyDelete
Your hexie topper is just fabulous!ReplyDelete
How nice to have a finish.
Can't wait to see your pictures from Rome!! Sweet Christmas embroidery, and I just love your hexie table topper. I'm working on a hexie table topper, too, and decided to just back it with a large piece of felt and top stitch inside of each hexie. That's a lot of top stitching, so am just doing a little every day. I made some coasters like that last year with just one hexie flower each, and really liked how they turned out, so thought it would work well for a table topper.ReplyDelete
I love your embroidery and it looks like a very relaxing project to work on. Congrats on your win!! Your hexies turned out so lovely and I like the combination of the small flowered fabrics with the solids. Nice fabric choices!ReplyDelete