"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Sunday, July 19, 2009

This is what I've been doing lately.

The Round Robin I am presently working on belongs to Jan in the U.K., whose theme is Fantasy or Magic. This presented a challenge to me, as I don't have much in the way of that subject in my charts, but I eventually found something suitable in one of the Better Homes & Gardens cross stitch books. This is Pegasus, the Winged Horse. But he is so tiny in comparison to the other items stitched on the RR, I decided to add a Moon (complete with face) for Pegasus to jump over. I'm still working on that. Pegasus didn't take long to stitch, so I have been playing with some of my stash this month. I was showing a friend all my kits and UFOs, and two in particular begged me to make a start on them soon! Like most crafts-mad people, I can't resist adding to my stash when I visit Stitches and Craft Shows, and I bought these two kits a few years ago: a pair of napkins with teacup and patty cake to be appliqued on to them, and a patchwork wall hanging of three black cats. I've still got to finish the blanket stitch on the teacup, as well as hand stitching the binding on the napkins.
When I saw this completed wall hanging on display, I asked the stallholder if I could buy it and he said no, but you can buy the kit. I said "I don't do patchwork", and my friend Cheryl said "But I think you're going to learn!" And she was right. With the help of Sharon and Cheryl, I've got this far. I still have to finish the cats off, then put a black edge around the coloured border, and then put the padding and backing on it.

4 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Well done, Gina. I'm surprised it took you so long to get to the tea cup

SharonH said...

Looks great G - aren't you glad that you have made a start...

Joy V said...

Gina, be careful or you will get completely hooked on patchwork.....then you will have to start another type of 'stash'.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Everything looks so good....I just love the cats! blessings,Kathleen