I have only done a little stitching as it was our local flower show this weekend and the kids went into last minute panic mode making and creating. We all did well with our entries the girls won the junior and handicraft trophies and I won the adult handicraft trophy. Sadly the number of entries for our little show were down on last year which were down on the previous years entries. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come I try to support our local village and be involved in the community but things are changing and sadly not always for the better. I got round to getting my BBD Forget Me Not sampler framed and entered it into the show, it won a first place I was very pleased now just got to find somewhere to hang it.
I've started a couple of new projects the first is this baby blanket for another new niece that is due in December so I've chosen warm cosy wool in alpaca by Drops. This yarn is sooo soft and I am using up more stash so I've chosen to crochet random stripes.
I've finally decide how to use the rest of the fabrics I won from Gilly at Gilly makes blog. I've chosen to make a patchwork quilt. It has been a very long time since I did any quilting so I chose a simple block pattern to break myself in with. I've learnt the hard way the importance of accurate cutting and stitching as some of the squares are ever so slightly off but no matter it just a family quilt for family use.
My sons cushion is coming along slowly had to take a wee break to gather more supplies of thread as I chose to stitch in basket weave which uses more thread up but I feel makes for a thicker harder wearing surface as well as better coverage than half cross stitch as the kit suggests stitching it.
Well that's all folks for the moment as it is the last day of the school holidays here we are going to be busy ironing uniforms, breaking in new shoes and generally enjoying the last day of no routine although we did get up early today so it won't be such a shock to certain teenagers systems tomorrow! Thanks as always for taking the time to pop by.