Autumn is the perfect time for making, crafting and creating!
As the evenings grow darker earlier, I have been getting in my dog walk right after supper, homework time with the kids then the evening is MINE!
What have I been making? A variety of things as usual. I like to several projects on the go so that I don't get tired of anything!
Project One: Circle Quilt
One of the women I work with is due to have twin boys right after Christmas. I've decided to make a quilt for one boy and a crocheted blanket for the other. I am going to use the same colours for both so that there is a matching scheme between them.
I started with two charm packs of fabric. I sewed four squares into a bigger square, pressed them carefully and cut them into a circle.
I'll start applying the circles to the cream backing fabric this weekend, I think.
Project Two: Christmas Star Quilt
I've shown you this before. I now have 13 of the 20 paper-pieced stars completed. I bought some new festive fabric this past weekend and I can't wait to cut out a few more stars. Hopefully I'll be able to start sewing the stars onto the snowflake-printed background fabric soon!
Project Three: Spice of Life Crochet-Along Blanket
I am almost done this one! I'd say I am 3/4 of the way through the main part of the blanket and then I'll get started on the edging. Oh yes. And then I'll have to sew in the ends. Yuck. I guess is should have sew them in as I went along like I did at the beginning. No sense regretting it now. Moving on.
Project Four: Home Sweet Home Embroidery
I just started this one on the weekend. I LOVE it! The design, the colours, the stitching and the sentiment make me tremble with excitement! I traced the pattern onto the fabric "old-school" (using a window, tape and a pencil) and got stitching right away. I am done all the embroidery already, and now need to apply some felt lettering and some holly leaves. Tune in soon for the finished product!
Project Five: Memories of Italy Cross Stitch - COMPLETE!!
I am so glad that I can post that I actually finished one of my many projects. This cross-stitch captures many Italian sights that we viewed on our recent trip to Italy. Do you see the Colosseum? The Duomo in Florence? The tower in St.Mark's Square? A gondola? The Ponte Rialto? And the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Now to get this framed and hung along side my cross-stitch pictures of Paris and London.
What have you been working on? Do you have a handful of projects on the go, too? Have you started any festive-themed projects? Maybe a gift or two?
I'd love to hear what YOU'VE been up to!
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hallowe'en is just 4 sleeps away!