I did a bit of finishing yesterday. This is something I've been meaning to do for ages, but I'm actually glad I didn't do it earlier in the year as I was able to use the lovely lace and buttons that Goldie sent me as part of her Shepherd's Bush exchange.
This is the Quaker Friendship RR I did last year with Anne, Barbara, Becky, Karen and Katrina. The fabric is some pretty toile I picked up in New Zealand and have been saving for something special (I used it for the backing too), and there's the lace and buttons. I love the buttons - ones you can cover yourself and they were so easy to use. I have two left for something else.
And here it is displayed in the little back room with some of my other stitching stuff.
Thanks again ladies for stitching with me. Even Martin thought it was nice and that's praise indeed!
And while the sewing machine was out I did a bit of patchwork. Thanks to a great beginner's book a friend recommended (The Sampler Quilt Book by Lynne Edwards) I'm much more confident in cutting and piecing now, and here are my first two blocks for the Antique Flower quilt. I'm really pleased with them!
So that ends up October - the year is flying by.
Cathy's LHN RR
Pumpkin Patch exchange
Shaker Spool Holder
Quaker Friendship RR pillow
Made progress on
Antique Flower Garden
Total WIPs: 23
Total of unstitched charts in stash: 139
Review of October goals:
Post Autumn House exchange DONE!
Finish and post Cathy's LHN RR DONE!
Stitch and post Pumpkin Patch exchange DONE!
Stitch a block on the CHS alphabet DONE! (border done)
Finish blocks for months 1-2 on Antique Flower Garden finished two for month 3
Get at least halfway on Royal Holiday a fair bit done but not half...
Finish Shaker Spool Holder stitching finished, needs putting together!
Stitch and post Winter exchange for Isabelle
Stitch and post Joan's LHN RR
Stitch a block on the CHS alphabet
Finish a page of Napoleon
Finish at least three blocks of Antique Flower Garden
Do the finishing for something - anything counts!