I started the afternoon by adding the eyelets to my new journal cover.
This has taken a while to complete mainly because I used a pink binding on it and then hated it! So it sat around for a while. Anyway, finished now. I used a piece of printed/painted brown wrapping paper, well crumpled and then ironed onto heavyweight pelmet vilene.
The inner corners at the front of the cover hold the journal in place and provide somewhere to tuck notes and stuff for safety.
The back pockets are for my pens and ruler. You can see the offending pink binding - it works well with the inside colours but looked awful outside.
Next up was to machine the borders around my latest Vintage Kitchen block.
Five down, four more to go!
Then it was back outside to continue rubbing down a pair of shutters ready for painting. They are louvered so not the easiest task and one that I have been putting of for at least a couple of years! So of course there is a lot of peeling pain to remove. Not good for hands that sew I can tell you - getting through masses of hand cream.
Anyway I rounded off my FNwF in the evening with some TAST stitching - I had two weeks to catch up on.
The top row is Crossed Feather Stitch and the bottom row Plaited Feather Stitch - they were last weeks stitches. The shape in the middle is filled with Cushion Filling Stitch which was this weeks stitch. Nice to be up to date again.
Since my last post we have had family visiting which was fun. We met up with them on their way down from the coast and went to La Vallee des Singes which we all enjoyed. The smaller monkeys roam free while the larger gorillas and chimps are confined to islands but you still get a good view of them. They all seem happy in their valley!
We all loved the ring tailed lemurs - those enormous eyes are so beguiling!
These two were not getting friendly - they were making a lot of noise!
It was a great day out.
Well this post is already long so I shall pop back again soon with some more catching up.