Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hand sewing.....

Hand quilting the Bliss quilt
Thankfully I have a couple of hand sewn projects on the go at the moment because that's all I feel like doing....sitting in the sun quietly stitching away and listening to the radio. I started to feel slightly under the weather yesterday which I think originated from a chest infection that Caitlin caught earlier in the week and which kept her home for 2 days. I'm hoping to feel better soon as I'm not used to feeling sick and also feeling unproductive. I finished machine quilting this quilt last week and am now up to adding some hand quilting to the pinwheel blocks. I'm using a combination of Perle cotton size 8, quilting cotton and stranded embroidery thread just to get the right colour matches. I think it's looking okay so far and it's not taking too long either so hopefully a finished quilt to reveal soon! 



170 yoyo's completed
And this is my yo-yo project, 170 yo-yo's completed so far although it's hard to tell there's is that many in this photo.

Yoyo project on the go
I'm using this picnic basket which is not too large for carrying around this project. It's great to have everything together so I can just grab it and pop it in the car at a moments notice. On Tuesday I and a sick Caitlin went up to Auckland with my husband and because I knew we would be waiting in the car for him while he attended a couple of meetings I took this project with me and got 10 yo-yo's done during one meeting/waiting time. Caitlin occupied herself by counting the competed yo-yo's for me.

Finally I just wanted to share where this cushion now lives. I sold it a few weeks ago on etsy to a lady in Texas who was expecting her second baby. Last week she sent me a link to some photos of her beautiful newly decorated nursery where my cushion sits perfectly at home on a chair. She has submitted her nursery design to a site called Project Nursery where viewers can rate each nursery design out of 5. I think hers is worth a 5 but I might be biased :-) 

7 comments:

Leslie said...

these are great projects! i love the pillow. hope you are feeling better

Michelle said...

Hope you are feeling much better now:O) That is a lot of yoyo's a great travel project!

Lis said...

Oh I do hope you're soon feeling a lot better. Love that basket full of yo-yos - Suffolk Puffs we call them here :)

Katy Cameron said...

Feel better soon! Sometimes I think our bodies just send us 'slow down' signals, and a little gentle hand sewing sounds like just the way to conquer boredom in the meantime

XUE said...

I think of you often when I am sewing Yo-yos in the car & in the school canteen while waiting for kids. I sew & wonder if you too are sewing Yo-yos where I'm sewing too :)

Karen said...

Congrats on the sale. Your hand quilting is coming along beautifully. I am looking forward to the reveal.

Michele Pacey said...

Whenever I go anywhere I have to bring a project with me to work on. However I'm definitely not as organized as you and your yoyo basket. What a great idea! I may have to adopt something similar...

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