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!
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.
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 :-)