Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all enjoyed a super weekend. The sunshine and gentle breezes have disappeared temporarily but I didn’t let that get me down. My Sarah and had plenty to keep us busy. I packed up some books and put them in storage. And then I disappeared into my sewing room to mooch around. I cut and joined miles of binding for a Quilt for Comfort quilt. And then I dragged out my needle felting equipment to contemplate what I could make with my supplies.
My friend Anne from Frayed at the Edge posted about doing some needle felting a couple of weeks ago. And during a conversation we had, she said that needle felting is a great way of relieving stress. You simply visualise what’s stressing you and you stab your felted project until your stress disappears. I guess it’s works the same way as stabbing a Voodoo doll. So a little session of needle felting is at the top of my To-Do List for this week. I’m so pleased that my needle felting books were filed in the same bag as all my felting tools. Because I have been sorting and disposing of things, quite often of late, I have spent hours looking for things that have been sorted and repacked!
I promised a progress photo of my hand quilting progress of my Sweethearts Dozen quilt …..
I have one more side of this simple heart vine design to quilt which I hope to finish this evening. The photo is not the best quality because of the lack of light but I think you get the general idea. I have kept all the quilting designs for this quilt rather simple. I feel that if I keep it simple I’m more likely to stick to it and succeed. My quilting is far from perfect but I’m happy with it. My aim, in any craft I take on, is to produce something to a reasonable standard that makes me happy. Quilt making makes me happy. It keeps both my mind and hands occupied while everything around me happens.
It’s been a nice weekend in my little world and it’s not over yet as tomorrow, which is Monday, is a holiday. I’m going to make the most of tomorrow because the rest of my week is going to be rather busy. My days are chock-a-block full for the next couple of weeks. Life seems to be speeding up again for some unknown reason. When life speeds up so does the drama. I don’t think I like it.
So for this evening, this very happy and super ambitious quilt maker will be doing some hand quilting and perhaps a little binding hand finishing if I can stay awake long enough. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥