Sunday, 3 April 2016
winter project link party - April
I am feeling a little nostalgic, it is time for the last winter project link party this season. Thank you Jennifer for hosting this fun link-up for the past half year. It has been a joy to participate.
I am also feeling a little nostalgic because I have just finished a most enjoyable process. The stitches above are the last few quitting stitches in my patchwork blanket. I think I need to give it a name. I really liked making these little stitches, regular sometimes, wonky other times, varying in length but not greatly. I could have gone on for longer, it was soothing my soul, relaxing my body. I struggled with my eyesight and resigned myself to wearing reading glasses. It is quite nice to view the world through a veil in a 'what-I-can't-see-doesn't-harm-me-kind-of-way', but not when stitching. I stitched one or two rows a night, sometimes more, along the seam lines of the the squares. It was a strain on my wrist, which started aching four of five rows into the stitching. It is not so sore now but not so much because I slowed down these past few days. I didn't want to be finished just yet and stitched much less. I even picked up my knitting to delay the end a little more. Alas, there is even so much slowing down one can do with a project like it, it will be finished eventually. All I have to do is cut fabric strips for the binding, assemble then and then bind the quilt. I hesitate to call it a quilt, it is really just a simple patchwork blanket with a few stitching lines to hold it together. A quilt sounds more like a piece of art. I am looking forward to a few more nights of hand stitching.
I am so looking forward to have a large bright space where I can drape the blanket over the back of a comfy sofa, or snuggling up under it on said sofa, gazing through the skylights at the stars (planning permission and building warrant pending). Watch this space!
But for now, I have chores to do, a rainy dog to walk to enjoy and maybe I can even squeeze in an hour of sewing. Have a wonderful Sunday. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello, I love to hear from you. xx