Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday At Last

Oh boy am I glad the weekend is finally here. Due to life, things have been a little slow around here crafty wise. My days have been filled with work and my evenings have been filled with necessary life tasks like taxes and other important but unsatisfactory things. Bah Humbug.

However, last weekend I still managed a finish. The first of the new Life is Beautiful blocks is completed. I'm quite happy with the way it turned out, but I have mixed feelings about the additional stitching on the inside of the hearts. I originally envisioned an elaborately stitched work of art but there is something to be said for simplicity as well.

I also finished the skein on this blanket. I think I'll have to do at least two more skeins to get it up to size. I think that there is two skeins in it right now, but they seemed small to me so I'm not sure if I wound two balls from one skein due to tangling or something like that.

I've also started a waffle stitch scarf at work. Progress on this one is quite slow, since I often either run errands on my lunch break or take a short lunch so I can leave early. Its a nice heavy dense stitch, so the scarf should be quite warm when completed.

I'm planning to finish the Rainbow Dresden quilt sometime in the next week or so. I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend. May it be filled with many hours of crafty goodness.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

I've been a little preoccupied in the last week and that combined with my wrists hurting again has meant minimal craft time. I think I overdid the crochet last weekend, not only working to try to get a good start on the Twelve Point Star blanket but also taking a new scarf project to a baby shower to keep myself busy while there. I know better, I really do. It was really only yesterday that I was able to do more crochet and I added several rows to my C2C blanket and a just few rows on the star blanket.

I didn't make any progress on this last week, but the week before I finally put it on my sewing machine and started FMQing the Rainbow Dresden quilt. Its going pretty quickly. 

No progress on The Castle by Teresa Wentzler. Instead, after having to tear out stitches three times in one day, I took a friends advice and switched up projects, choosing instead to work on a free hand embroidery project. I've restarted the Life is Beautiful quilt, forsaking the use of the horrible stress inducing metallics for regular DMC embroidery thread and now I'm enjoying this project much more.

Linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching@Kathy's Quilts. Please stop by and see what everyone else is slowly stitching this weekend.