Oh I had a good day yesterday. By nature I am a finisher. I get satisfaction from starting a project and seeing it through to the end. But sewing has done something wierd to me, and now I use any delaying tactic I can to avoid those last few jobs - tidy up all the ends (because I don't do it as I go along) , press the seams, make siggie blocs, package up bee blocks to go to their new home, write little notes. On top of which, I just can't stop myself starting new things!
Yesterday I snook a day off work and, determined to clear up all these little jobs, I got everything out on the kitchen table yesterday morning. Some things are covered by envelopes because they are to remain secret.
And there I stayed until I'd done everything. By 2pm I had 3 parcels ready to go to the post office (in my new mouthy stitches tote bag, no less)
1 Stitch Tease block going off to Susan for Di (secret!)
1 Stitch Tease block going off to Danny for Susan (secret!)
1 Sew Euro-beean block going off to Lush (not secret, obviously)
I had also finished a secret santa swap for one of the ladies in our Stitch Tease bee, but I still have to add a couple of things to the parcel before I get that on its way.
I am also in another Christmas decoration swap, which isn't secret, but I can show you the first one I have made
Looking at this photo, I clearly need to centre the star a little better! The star is EPP, made from 1/2 inch diamonds, using one of the little mini charm packs which was in my goody bag at the FQR. All was going well until, having ironed it to hold the shape when I took out the papers, I found that the blue thread I used for basting had bled, leaving purple marks! Please note, anyone thinking they will use up some old thread for basting! I then had to soak it overnight, by which time it looked more like a rag than a crisp star. I don't think I made too bad a job of rescuing it.
I have partially done the second decoration too, but I have no photographs of this yet.
I also finished the little bags for my friends advent calendar, and they just have to have the cords threaded through, and the numbers attached.
And finally, I finished the day doing my favrourite job, in my favourite place.
I'm linking in with WIP Wednesday with Lee Freshly Pieced