I've been somewhat under the weather and instead of choccie, the easter bunny brought me a virus, sore throat and a mild cold that ended up with a day in bed with a migraine, I have spent better Easters.
Last week my 3 SAL's had a little time spent on them.
Tuesday and Nature's Alphabet by Elizabeth Designs with Gillie - P for pumpkin was added.
Barb and the ladies in the parlour at Needlecraft Haven is my Wednesday SAL and I'm still working on Santa Village, this house is Santa's Sleighworks. The roof tiles were added and Santa must be inside keeping warm as there is now smoke coming out the chimney...
Irish Garden was out again and the middle section is finally completed. Just the 4 spider stitches to add in the middle corners but I'm leaving those till the end as they will 'fluff up' as I move it around the frame if I do them now. Next week starts the 8 inner borders around the edge, still lots more to do on this.
Thursday at the Craftshare group one of the tutors showed us how to make an Easter bunny rag doll - practice using the sewing machine and sewing in curves etc.
She told us some handy tips when cutting out and sewing up. Draw around the pattern, fold the fabric in half and don't cut out till you have sewn it, that way you are not working with fiddly little bits of fabric and getting your fingers stuck under the needle, but make sure you sew far enough inside the drawnline. Oh dear .... my brain was obviously not listening too well and was overexcited at it being a bunny (you know how i love bunnies) as I didn't sew inside the seamline far enough and my poor bunny looked like she'd been tattooed down her arms and legs when I turned her the right way out.
For a first attempt she's not bad, and after I had brought her home and added the final embellishments we'd cut out to finish her, she seems to look much better. She needs a name, what do you think we should call her?
A little knitting over the weekend but no stitching with having the rotten virus thing. DH's sock number 1 is completed, sock number 2 is started. The wool looks it's much truer autumnal colour this time, last time it looked quite pinky.
I hope you had a lovely Easter spent with your family and loved ones.