Tuesday 16th August: 1/2 hr hand-sewing
Wednesday 17th August: none
Thursday 18th August: 1/2 hr hand sewing; 1 hr in sewing store, finding the perfect fabrics for seasonal swap project.
Friday 19th August (FNSI): 1hr EPP fabric cutting; 1/2hr preparation of stitching for seasonal swap
Saturday 20th August: approximately 2.5hrs of hand sewing on SS stitchery throughout the day (at ladies retreat)
Sunday 21st August: only a 1/2hr of crochet at the park with DD and mum (physically and emotionally exhausted from ladies retreat)
Monday 22nd August: approximately 3hrs of hand sewing on SS stitchery
Tuesday 23rd August: 5hrs of hand sewing throughout day on SS stitchery to 9.30pm (now)
I am planning to finish off the hand sewing on the SS stitchery tonight, though this should only take me approx 1/2 hr to complete and iron out the creases from the hoop. I am also hoping to get at least another block done to send through to it's partner tomorrow.
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I received a message from Bobbie this morning informing me she'd received her mug rug from the swap last month. I showed you a snippet of the rug the other day, so here is a pic of the full rug ...
And a close-up of the FMQ'ing...
It took me a half hour to resort to using a water soluble marker to mark out my guidelines for this after finding that I couldn't get the stitching even enough for my liking. Once I'd drawn these up and made the foot speed quicker (I had it on the slowest setting thinking this would make it easier), it went a lot quicker. I also used insulated wadding in this, primarily as I wasn't able to get wadding with enough weight, but also because I was aware that coffee mugs and the like can get quite hot on their backsides. Thought it would be more appropriate :)