Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Progress over 2 months

Progress so far for the past two months that I haven't blogged is dismal. I've found more fabric that I had planned for a quilt, so that's another kit, and the diamonds and hexagons quilt, instead of being paper pieced, is now being hand pieced. It helps that it's more portable, but it's my first hand pieced project so the quality may be poor. I'm enjoying it though and that's what matters.

Tilde's thread on Santa is pretty much non-existent. There was a period of time when my parents were away that I moved the frame, the threads, scissors and the pattern out to the living room and seeing it every day motivated me. Currently, Santa is on the frame in my room, and while I see it every day, I have to be pretty unhealthy to stitch in my room, so the motivation is not there.

I started a gorgeous purple cross stitch by Dracolair designs on Stitches and Spice sparkly fabric. His name is Ouroborus and I'm stitching him on 16 count aida in case I ever want to make him a show piece. I've incorporated metallic threads in with the other threads to give it even more sparkle, but I'm being careful not to overdo it. He's the pretty picture at the start of this post. He's coming along slowly, he's on a different frame that is much more portable, and I keep his pattern and his threads in a bag right near him so I can pick him up if I ever get the urge.

Apart from Ouroborus, the now hand pieced hexagon/diamond quilt has been enjoying a bit of progress. I've cut out strips and diamonds to make stars, and I'm marking a stitching line as I go along. I'm yet to cut out and sew one of the hexagons, but I'll get there eventually. I've got to work out how many diamonds I need, and how many hexagons I can get out of the meter of white fabric that I purchased. I'll have enough, I just haven't sat down to work out the metrics yet.

So yeah, that's my progress. It'll be funny when I get my own house next year and get to annoy my partner with all my crafty messes. At least I'll be motivated if I see them all the time.