The monthly challenge designs that Christine chooses for us at Needlecraft Haven are always fun. I
Here's August, a free chart from the Kreinik site. A little pincushion for the festive season.
Septembers was such a fun design, I love this little chap from Aliolka
I can safely say, that Octobers is done in plenty of time, my picture has been sent. Easy finish for this month and it will make a nice gift too. You'll have to wait till the end of the month to see it though ... what a tease!
The third finish is my Wednesday SAL, a design from LHN, CCN or Sampler Girl. Happy Skater is all jingly with his bells on.
Saturday i took my sewing machine and went off to a quilting day with 5 other local ladies. Great fun was had as always. This time we were making a quilted wall hanging for Christmas.
Mines not finished yet, still got the quilting bit to do and the border to add. Here's how it looks so far.
What a fiddle sewing around heart shapes is with all those curves. It took forever and mine are nowhere near perfect. Lots more practice and learning needed in curved sewing on the machine. Anyone got any tips?
Here are all 6 of them together, no one finished there's. But there is still plenty of time before they need to be hung.
Here's the tutors finished one she brought along to show us how it should be done.
Such neat stitching, hers is only a couple of millimetres from the edge of all the hearts and follows the edge to perfection - I guess that's why she's a quilting tutor!
A new start for the Wednesday SAL last week. Merry and Bright by CCN from JCS ornament edition 2010.
Stitched on a scrap of 28ct something from the bit box.
The fabric is actually a nice purple colour, perhaps it will show better next time.
It certainly lives up to its name with the nice bright colours.
I've been blog reading and all caught up again. I've seen lots of lovely things you are all making, some wonderful things ready for the festive season along with lots of Halloween stitching of spooky and scarey as well and down right funny designs and some new types of finishing that I need to try. It's always nice to pop along and see what others are crafting and making and leave them a little comment of encouragement.
Quite a few are away on autumnal trips enjoying the last of the seasons sunshine and I've been learning about places they are visiting.
Thank you for stopping by here to see what I've been up to. It's so nice to read a little comment from you if you have time.
Blessings to you all