Goodness me, almost 2 weeks into the new year and not much crafting to show for it. I’ve been dithering and dallying and generally wasting time on other things so any progress I have to show is quite slow.
First, my two new xstitch projects for 2016. “Wise Old Owl”, by Raise the Roof, is looking more like an owl
I need good light to work on this because I’m stitching on linen. I’ve decided I much prefer evenweave or aida to linen ^^ but I do think the rustic, speckled linen here will be perfect for this design.
More stitching on plastic canvas also . . .
as this tree decoration starts to take shape. A few stitching errors already, which I haven’t bothered to frog. I’m just hiding them as I go.
I have also been doing some more hand piecing of hexies . . .
Have added the “butter” to three of my blocks . . . only another 12 blocks (or 12 x 18 = 216 hexies) to assemble before I add the next colour
Aside from that bit of crafting, I have also been doing a stock take of bed linen and various other sundry. This was brought about because there was a massive rip in one of our quilt covers (that I’d already repaired in places in the past). Being me, I just couldn’t decide to rip it up and turn it into rags . . . so instead, I cut it up properly, gave it a good iron, and now have some fabric to recycle lol.
It’s 100% good quality cotton but very soft now, after having been washed so often. Need to put my hat on and decide what to make.