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Saturday 2 November 2019
FNwFriends, November already!
Many thanks Cheryll for getting us all together again - you can see what everyone was working on here
I had about half a dozen pieces to add to my latest 1797 round so I made myself do that first.
This is now going away out of temptation as I need to complete some Christmas projects and a few other bits and pieces.
However, the great excitement of the day, being the 1st of the month, was that the instructions for the first border of the Red Manor House BOM popped into my inbox! And so that is what I spent the rest of my Friday (and Saturday morning while watching the rugby) working on.
First there is a narrow floral border - cut and ready to machine on. Then there is a diamond border. Now the instructions use foundation paper pieceing for the diamonds - I don't care for FPP. So I decided some nice hand pieceing would be great for working on, on the sofa in front of TV So that is what I did.
These are all pressed and ready to have their ears trimmed before I machine them together.
Last Friday Jenny released the last embroidery for 'My Vintage Kitchen' and earlier this week I got all the blocks machined together, quilted and bound.
I kept the quilting simple and decided not to add a border as I do not have a large enough space to display it! I am very happy with this especially using up some of my stash of vintage Laura Ashley.
I also added the background to my watercolour
which I am pleased to say worked out not too bad! However, I have just noticed that pale 'hole' in the middle of the picture! That leaf is going to need darkening up next time I get my paints out.
Hope everyone has a great weekend - we have a big storm heading towards us for tomorrow morning so a bit of hatch battening is in order this afternoon.