I reached a couple of milestones on the blue and white quilt's hand quilting. Here's Mini Archie helping me celebrate the first one:
|Three quarters of the way there!!!|
And here's Archie wondering whether he'll get his tea before I reach the next milestone:
|I'm sure it's teatime. Tell me it's teatime.|
|One hundred stars quilted! (Just 27 to go!)|
I've even bought the binding fabric, as I had a discount code for Simply Solids and wanted to use it before it ran out. It arrived yesterday and I think it's going to work well:
I'm now aiming to get it finished for either Christmas, or Mam's birthday in early January. I was doing two stars a day during October, but dropped to one a day from 1st November so I can get some other sewing done, particularly the two Christmas cushions I want to make (and a table runner from the leftovers) and I'm also going to start quilting my Christmas quilt again, once the Christmas fairy visits with some Christmas feeling... (It's too early!!)
I have managed to spend some time piecing the polar bear hexagons for my first Christmas cushion and it currently looks like this:
|In need of a good press|
I seem to have either miscounted the hexagons (I had enough a couple of nights ago!) or I've lost one, so I need to cut another to go above that red snowflake in the top right corner. It might be stuck to the blue and white quilt, I'll have to spread it out and check!
I've finished the facing on my needlecord pinafore version of the Kate dress by Sew Me Something (the pinafore version is my own alteration to the pattern, not one available with the pattern) and joined the shoulders, so I just have the hem to do and I can wear it:
And I finally managed to re-pot my bulb pots! I emptied them all out (couldn't remember what was in each one) and then separated them and re-potted them in fresh compost. For the past few years, I've had layered pots, but this year I couldn't see the crocus flowers for the tulip leaves so decided to go for single pots instead. The problem is that my bulb identification is not as good as it could be so somewhere along the line I've 'lost' about 25 dwarf iris bulbs, I wonder what I put them in with?! I managed to identify the tulips, crocus and grape hyacinths, but I suspect the dwarf iris and dwarf daffodils are all mixed up together. Still, it'll add interest in the spring...
Someone asked if Archie ever looked happy in photos, so we had a go this morning. Turns out it's hard to look happy when it's hoying down and bozo is pratting about behind you, so he settled for a wink:
|*sigh* There's always someone trying to photobomb...|
Thanks for popping in!