I have greatly been enjoying completing projects and learning something new this summer.
I have been working on two Hardanger and one Bargello designs for the last year and a half. I lose myself in designing and embroidery work. Shame that I do not find house work and weed pulling out in the garden to be as interesting.
Completion of a two and a half year project: I am always so impressed with cross stitch, the ability to present so much detail with an embroidered design with the usage of such a simple stitch: an X.
This kit, given to me as a gift, is one of my favorite cross stitch designs. Many thanks to Dian for being thoughtful and providing me with a delightful project to immerse myself into as my husband and I dealt with health problems over the last three years.
Learning something new: August 2011, I purchased a Singer 7469 sewing machine with the intend of learning to quilt. I at least unboxed the sewing machine when it arrived, but did little with the machine other than the occasional repair of a few bed pillowcase seams that a teething puppy took delight in chewing.
This summer (2018) I finally got myself in gear and started viewing the 100s of beautiful quilts shown on several Facebook groups. July, I repeatedily viewed web available beginner’s quilting tutorials provided by Jenny of Missouri Star Quilting Company and tutorials available on Leah Day’s blogsite.
Practicing and practicing various ruler stye quilting patterns I decided to add a quilted grid pattern over the back panel of my latest pillows. Click the below photo to view my discussions of creating pillows.