Monday, May 7, 2018

Cross Stitch

My Dad made this lovely piece of cross stitch for me -

The pattern is from a Veronique Enginger book (Mon Atelier) I brought back from Japan.

I am turning it into a cushion cover. This week for the Temecula Quilt Company 1880 Sampler Sew Along the block was the same as a previous block (just different way of piecing), so I made a couple of 4" blocks from earlier in the sew along. I just have to machine quilt the top and add a back.

Since finishing my Granny Stripes Blanket I've started a few things but can't seem to settle on a project I enjoy as much as that blanket!

I did skirt and wash another fleece - I just saved a bit of this one because it was so dirty, but it is incredibly soft.

I also started a mystery sock knit along (I usually participate in one a year), the pattern is SKA May 2018 Mock by verybusymonkey. The clues come out on the first four Tuesdays in May.

Since the weather has been so nice (31ºC today) it has really been a time to work outside - cleaning up the yard and washing windows.

Little plants enjoying some sunshine.

All the best!♥︎


Chookyblue...... said...

Wow your dad did a great job......

Sally Hurley said...

I like what you did with the cross stitch. I just received a piece of embroidery I like, and now I have some ideas what to do with it!

Tired Teacher said...

The cross-stitch sampler is beautiful and looks fabulous as a cushion cover. Well done!