Am I crazy or am I crazy?

Started two new projects since yesterday – yes, two in two days! What on earth is wrong with me?

After finishing the lovely little cardigan the other day I was tempted to try another one. But I suppose………who can blame me? Both are so pretty

The one I finished last week:

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The one I started yesterday:

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Isn’t it just delightful? I also found this cross stitch in the Homespun magazine (May issue) and couldn’t resist:

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So during a break from knitting today I gathered everything I needed and made a start 🙂

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Sunbonnet Sue sashing done

I like what I see!!!!! Sashing has been done for the Sunbonnet Sue quilt. Now just to be quilted (the embroidered blocks are all the same fabric, although the light when I took the photo changed it). The backing is blue with white dots and this will be used for the binding too

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Sunbonnet Sue quilt top

Sunbonnet Sue

Every Monday at lunchtime, a group of us meet at school. We embroider, knit, crochet, smock- whatever we feel like doing. Sometimes we just chat and have lunch. This year I am working on a Sunbonnet Sue quilt. Instead of doing it in red, I have been embroidering the blocks in blue. So far I finished four blocks, number 5 will be finished tomorrow and then I’ll start on the last one.

Because I am so close to finishing I have been thinking of the fabric to finish the quilt. The local fabric shop have a sale at the moment (40% off all fabric) and I went to look. But I couldn’t find anything I really loved in the quilting section

Had a look at the cotton fabric, but again nothing. Then I walked past the denim!!!!! And there it was……..exactly what I was looking for. The fabric came home with me. I’ll wash it a few times to make sure it doesn’t run and then start assembling the blocks I have finished. I am one very happy quilter today

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Sunbonnet Sue quilt fabric

Embroidering in pyjamas!

Embroidering in PJ’s is NOT a good idea. I now have two holes in my PJ pants as I caught it while embroidering and didn’t notice until quite a few stitches later – no way was I prepared to unpick, was easier to cut it free. And I did this twice!

But when I embroider I have a supervisor, checking out everything. And catching the thread every now and then

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Holiday needlework

I love school holidays – it means needlework, relaxing, reading, sleeping in and blobbing on the couch! Finished more Splendid Sampler blocks, embroidered block 1 of 6 for a quilted blanket and finished a smocked dress!

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More Splendid Sampler blocks
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Embroidered block
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Smocked dress for a 1 year-old
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Close-up of the smocking