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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Bits and bobs .

I haven't really done much stitching since my last update . I can't seem to get rid of this stupid cold/blocked sinus things and I'm beginning to wonder if it's allergy driven . Yuck ! So , I haven't been sleeping too well .
I did do another couple of squares for the baby quilts after the hippo :

Elephant and Monkey . There are a few more in the set , but I'm not sure if I want to do them or not. At the time I didn't have one of the threads that was needed for pretty much all of the rest of the charts ,and now it's kind of gone off the boil a bit .

And then , there was the pin cushion that I made for the giveaway , which is now winging its' way over to Lisa . I really enjoyed stitching it . for anyone who doesn't recognise it ,the chart is " 'Tis Red" from the 2010 ornament issue of JCS. I used one of the 21st Century thread I chose at the Harrogate stitch show ,and I was really pleased with it . The thread is only four strands , but is thicker than the usual stranded cotton , and I thought it gave really good coverage with just one strand . It feels really nice , and there was no fraying or problems at all . I really like how it turned out .

The fabric it is lying on is what I used for backing , I think the top picture is probably the most accurate colour wise . I'm looking forward to trying out more of those threads now, and it's looking hopeful that I will get to go to Harrogate again this year ,so fingers crossed that I do , and they are there again.

I have got back into the stitchy groove a bit , and am currently doing a couple of small projects for the kids , but I'll show those next time.

Thanks for dropping by ,



Mad about Craft said...

The pincushion is very cute!

Crystal said...

Sorry your not feeling well, hope you shake the bug soon. Your quilt squares are very cute.

♥ Nia said...

Lovely pincushion =)
I hope you'll feel better soon sweetie!
Hugs&smiles to you

loulee said...

Love that pincushion.

Julie said...

Lovely finishes, hope you are soon feeling better, no fun being sick {bugs}

Sally said...

Sweet little finishes Cath.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Christine said...

Great finishes! Sorry you aren't well, do you think your sinus problems could be hayfever?

Melanie said...

Super cute!!
Hope you feel better soon.

Mylene said...

Cute cute finishes!!

Hope you feel better very soon!!

Dawn said...

Hi Cath,

Lovely pincushion!

Hope you feel better soon... There is a lot more hay fever around earlier this year than previous years for some reason, probably because it has been so dry for the time of year.