Sunday, 25 June 2017

Getting to be all about letters

So last Sunday I gave up on the cross stitch I was going to have for my Sunday Stitchings.  All week I have been intending to sort out a pattern for this week...and not a thing was sorted.

So Sunday morning and no stitching is ready.  If I sit in the Chapel to hear the talks the lights bring on headaches of large and debilitating proportions.  If I sit in the other room, which has the talks on speaker but have nothing to occupy my hands my mind wanders and I don't concentrate as well on the topic being covered.

No sewing = wandering mind.

I grabbed a piece that could be termed embroidery and  in the spirit of solidifying the "stop the cottage" decision from last week, used one of the blue shades from the  abandoned cottage kit for the project which at the moment consists of letters.



I am only showing the little bit I am working on as I am not quite ready to share this in full as yet.

At the same time the "to sew or not to sew" question of the sleeping dragon has been resolved.  Whilst sorting through wadding to ascertain if there was enough for the pink quilt (there is is I cut it in half and sew it back together....yes that sounds mad but very quiltery) I came across a piece of 2 oz waddin just the size for the dragon.  So, I sew and as I work on yet more letters, quilted ones I am once again asking that time old question...who's stupid idea was this, and once again the answer is...mine!



Ah well hopefully once it is finished I will be pleased with my choice to quilt, at the moment I am wishing that Mr Pratchett had written a sightly, no a lot shorter amazing paragraph about dragons!

The talks today, well they amounted to don't get scared by the big picture and all the things that need to be done.  Focus on the good you can do today and the good you can do tomorrow.

So I shall try not to look at all the words I have to sew, just the letter I am stitching and perhaps the one after that. 

Monday, 19 June 2017

A Sunday stitching end

not a finish, an end.... the dark brown completed and then I was utterly unable to sort out what colour thread was related to what square.


I did think the palest green was identifiable, you can just say make it out, and then I thought nah! I can't tell what I would do next.  My BFF took a look and was similarly confused.

So I have decided not to continue, I may unpick and use the fabric for something else at some point, I may not whichever way this country cottage is not going to appear.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

A bit of magic required

I used to like the fairy tales with magic elves that fixed things or made things over night. All they needed was a saucer of milk or little clothes or some other small treat.

Here is a pile of pinned blocks, squares made of triangles they should sew up with points, nice sharp points.  Regretfully I feel that my uniqueness in this instance is going to result in blunts!  Unless anyone knows what I need to leave out to have quilting elves fix my wobbly blocks overnight?


Ah well I will see what tomorrow brings... and if nothing else well there will be only one!

Sunday stitching

Still not much to see however, posting all the same as today once more we choose to keep on living...