Hope you were able to have a fun night of stitching. I did some hexie paper piecing, traced a few baby Dresdens, and made a Blanket of Love quilt. I always seem to work on one thing for a short time, then on to something else. My hands get tired with the paper piecing, then my back hurts if I sit at the sewing machine too long...sigh... Thank you dear Cheryll for being such a lovely hostess.
This is my sweet little dolly model. She measures just between 8 and 9 inches long.
Cheryll recently posted that smaller Blankets of Love are also needed. So, this one was much quicker to make than the ones I have made in the past. The lining is a soft lavender with tiny white dots, and the outer part is like a kiwi fruit shade of green with little purple lady bugs and daisies. I am happy to say that this one is completely finished and will be going in my suitcase for the Melbourne trip.
Beach House by Moda is one of my all time favourite fabric collections. While cleaning my sewing room recently, I found these long forgotten templates for all sizes of hexies and Dresdens.
Our stitching group is starting a row by row quilt project that will last all year. The first row is made by us and the theme is Flowers. Those hexie flowers are only 2 1/2 inches tall when finished. I haven't totally finished any Dresdens yet, but they will be similar in size.
I am expecting a boy as my next foster pup and he will be arriving Tuesday arvo. We will call him "Boy 12". I don't know too much yet, other than he is 10 years old, (which will make him my oldest dog so far), he is a Black Lab, his blind person has recently passed away, and he has multiple health problems. I presume, but don't know for sure, that he will be staying with me until he is adopted by someone seeking an older dog. I am looking forward to meeting him and having some doggy companionship once again. I've had another update on Girl 11. She lost nearly 4kg while staying with me (which was the plan), and she is not limping any more. Happy! xx debbie