Tuesday, 19 June 2007

It's been a while but I've been stitching

Yes it's been a while since I've blogged but I have been stitching. I'm doing weekly rotations on three main projects--Verandahs, the Australian map and the New England sampler.

I also have the Golden Gate Bridge in my DMC carry bag and bring that with me when we go out and I think I'll have a chance to stitch. I usually work on it regularly on Friday afternoon while my son is having his tennis lesson.

I've just finished a rotation on the New England Sampler and am so excited that I started doing one of the objects on the sampler--a whaling ship--as I've concentrated so far on the word bands above the centre of the design.

The previous week I worked on Verandahs and I don't think I got very much done. I am working on one of the two larger houses so hopefully the next house won't take so long. Now that I'm rotating projects I have to drop the system of trying to finish one house per month that I was planning on doing. This way is better though as I get to work on more projects and finish off a few!

I am going to be doing some quilting over the next month as I am planning on making some lap quilts as Christmas presents. I bought an extension table for my sewing machine to make quilting easier so I hope that this will prove to be the case.