I have wanted to get back on to these projects for a while, but unfortunately the last few months have seen me rather unwell, injured, and then unwell again and I just haven't been able to get onto any of my sewing commitments/plans.
Some Kind of Wonderful
Now Chooky has cracked the whip ... I am well ... and I am taking some time off from my studies ... there is some movement! The 'old blue jeans block' ...
|Jeans block prepared for needle turn appliqué...|
Square of fabric at top left is ready for *was 'cupcakes* block.
I have gotten one leg sewn so far, and am hoping to finish this block tonight ... Pellon, cut to size, is sitting ready for fusion.
|My current set-up for sewing ... like my tin of 'Superior Threads'?|
Then I *really* need to get on to finishing this mini before I can do too much more of the stitching for SKoW...
|Needs needle turn & stitchery to be done, sandwiched, quilted & bound :) ASAP!!|
I previously had the umbrella, cup of tea & suitcase blocks finished.
|My previously completed blocks|
I also finished the cupcakes block, but I am not in the least happy with it; plus I have decided that really, cupcakes aren't one of my favourite things ... and, inspired by all the adaptions by the other ladies, I have decided to replace this with 'pavlova' - my absolute favourite desert!! I'm hoping to at least have the image for this block drawn up and fabrics selected by the end of the weekend, along with a February (chocolates block is ready, just needs to be sewn/stitched) & March's blocks at least prepared for next week ...
Unfortunately I have fallen very behind in this swap - I am truly sorry to my partners in this!!!
I have been able to complete and send my June partner Kym (no blog) her block, a log cabin in purple & yellow, with an orange centre. She has received this (and thankfully likes the fabrics I used in it) so I can show it.
The requested block for my May partner Deb (no blog?), was any star in purples & violets. I had fun with this one, though I only got this in the mail this week so I don't know if it has arrived yet. I used one of the blocks by Sheila from thought & found, from her Oh My Star's series back in February ... the 'Shimmering Star'. Though there was a little reverse sewing done while making this block, I *really* enjoyed all the piecing involved in creating this beauty!!
I am hoping this block will arrive before the end of next week.
Unfortunately for this swap group I still have to make a block for my July partner (planning to make this tomorrow), and I had issues with both my March & April blocks not arriving at their destinations - both were sent at the same time, but neither have arrived, so I am hoping to remake these blocks in the next week or so to replace those lost.
Living & Active challenge progress
Lots to do ... At least I am sitting down a lot atm - I am *so SORE* after doing 3 days so far of JM's 30 Day Shred workouts ... I have one more workout to do to fill my required quota for the Living & Active challenge I mentioned on Monday. At least I have two friends I am doing this with - we're keeping each other accountable to actually get them done every day M-F! Lol, Wed & Thurs we even got together at 8pm as we hadn't been able to meet earlier in the day - Thank God for these peeps!!!
Better go have a shower & get back to my needle turn so this block is done before I need to head to bed!! :)