So what does a girl do in those circumstances. Well I had to find the stray bit of needle, so I had a sweep, a cull on the cobwebs, and a general tidy. What next?
Well I could do a WIP Wednesday post - it's been a while (May in fact!). There's still some of the old favourites there, which you have heard about endless times so lets skip over those and just concentrate on the new things
My sister in law came over for the weekend, and instead of me making a quilt for her friend, I taught her how to make it herself. You can read about it here and here. She got as far as basting the quilt and I have done the quilting for her.
Just waiting for her to come back at the end of August and do the binding!
EPP - Snowball
At the Fat Quarterly retreat in June, I took the English paper piecing class, mainly because I had no machine. I was prepared to be under-whelmed, but as it turned out, I was hooked. I finished the first one
and no 2
and no 3
but put them together and no 2 just doesn't fit
So it will just have to get used for a cushion or something. Whilst my machine is out of order, I'll pull some more fabrics for this and get ahead with my cutting and basting.
I have also done another couple of blocks for my stitch tease bee
but this is all I can show as it must remain a mystery block. The second one was under the needle when I broke it!
I have also ventured out into dressmaking. Read all about it here.
Well that should be enough for today. Off to do some hand stitching!