Afternoon all, it's been a while.
With one thing and another, mainly being unwell and rather exhausted I've not been making or creating much at all for weeks now.
I have kept my hand in with the crochet and knitting squares for the swap and I am quite pleased with my progress so far with these. Once I have a few more ready I'll start posting them out. I also received my first two squares on Friday from the Snail Garden and they were delightful, many thanks!
I am on the mend now though and I am planning on a couple of things in the near future one of which is this delightful cross stitch cushion cover.
This month's Cross Stitcher Magazine have published this Emma Bridgewater pattern and I know it's proving popular. I know my friend Lynda is planning to make this too.
Look how well it goes with my new EB cup, a gift from a wonderful friend!
Before I start anything else I do need to get this into my sewing machine. I couldn't resist it, on sale in Monsoon for £6 reduced from £38 originally.
The zip is broken but to us crafty folk that's just not a problem and with a zip from my stash I should have me a new bag in about half an hour.
To be honest I need another handbag like I need a hole in the head, but for £6 I couldn't leave it.
In other news I have booked myself a session early next month at Just Quilting for a Free Motion Quilting Day, which I am really looking forward to. I think FMQ is something that will require a bit of expert tuition (well for me anyhow) and that will come from Lucie the Happy Quilter, who's quilting exploits I follow religiously.
The Crafts House blogged recently about the first class here and it looks like a good day is in store!
I will keep you updated on my progress...
Back Soon (promise)