Recovering mode and needlework

Two weeks after my surgery and I feel so good. I am now at the stage where I have to stop myself from doing things, as I feel so well. It makes me feel guilty not to clean the house and help with the painting, but although the external wounds are healed I have to be conscious of what is going on internally and make sure I give that enough time to heal properly too. So I am still focussing on needlework and resting for the rest of this week

I haven’t work on the Neverending sampler for quite a while and were 9 bands behind. But now I am all caught up again. I didn’t embroider the full last one as designed because I didn’t enjoy doing the little flowers, so did only one row instead of two. Still looks pretty though. (and becoming very hard to photograph)

This is where I was up to ages ago:

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Before

And this is where I am now:

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Now!

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I also completed another knitted baby jacket and booties. Going to start on the little hat today. It is a lovely pattern and although it has not been blocked yet I couldn’t resist taking a photo. The little baby girl is arriving in November. It is lovely to knit for a specific baby

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And the fabric for my new project has arrived!!!!!!! Can’t wait to start. I have made a Crochet Fusion quilt before but decided to make another one in blues. I might make this one a little bigger too

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This is the one I have made already:

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SAL update

Lots of needlework the past few weeks……..not that many boxes unpacked! I completed the Crochet Fusion quilt!!!!!!!!

This is where I was last time:

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And here it is now:

I even learnt how to block acrylic wool so that keeps the shape – with steam. Now that i finished it I am looking for a similar project, I enjoyed doing the crochet fusion quilt so much

Please take some time and look at the lovely work of the other SAL members:
AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristina,
Kathy MargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherineWendy

SAL update

I am so happy with the progress I’ve made with the Crochet Fusion Quilt the past week or two – the first 12 blocks done and dusted and it looks pretty good. Just have to finish the blanket stitches around the rest of the blocks and crochet. I have 4 more blocks completed, so basically only 20 to go before I can finish the quilt and crochet the final border. There is no rush to finish it

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Not much more done with the Neverending Sampler as the designer’s husband is going through cancer treatment and she is not able to upload the new bands as quickly as originally planned – only completed two further bands/rows. I am thinking of adding additional rows from my cross-stitch blocks

Please take some time and look at the lovely work of the other SAL members:
AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristina,
Kathy MargaretCindyHelenStephLindaCatherine, Wendy

 

 

Blocking

No blocking station/block or whatever it is called? No worries, just use a polystyrene cooler with a lid. I have not finished crocheting the border around the blocks for the High Tea Crochet Fusion Quilt, but was keen to try out the blocking process, thinking that I could start stitching blocks together in pairs and then fours.  It is going to take  along time for me to finish the crocheting and then the border all around the quilt, but I am impatient and want to see what some of it will look like. And it means I don’t just have to crochet, but can alternate between stitching the blanket stitch around each block, crocheting and now blocking and joining

This is going to be such a lovely quilt!