Oh, and I have just returned home from a first read through of Mother Goose, the radio pantomime we are recording this year for Radio Warneford, hospital radio station for Warwick Hospital. I have been a member for over 16 years and a Duty Producer for many of those years! Now I'm also the Fairy Queen! Until Christmas, anyway.
Phew! So, a few moments to catch up on what I have been sewing this week.
I have been continuing to hand blanket stitch the I Spy freckles on my latest version of Emily Ciers' Freckles Quilt. There are 25 circles to stitch around and I am working on number 20. I love blanket stitching, very restful and soothing and good to do whilst watching TV. Tonight I shall be glued to the TV watching Strictly Come Dancing, quite a long programme so I should be able to complete a few more circles this evening.
This is how it looks at the moment:
I have also continued to work with the HSTs I made from the paired triangle scraps I was given. All sewn together, mainly sewn as I used them as leaders/enders as I pieced my latest Beeline Quilt. I am now slowly working my way through the pile, trimming them to 1.75". Hope to finish this task this afternoon whilst I listen to some lovely Classical music on Classic FM.
Here's my cutting board, all ready and waiting!
And I managed to sandwich together my Rainbow Beeline Quilt at the Patchwork group I went to on Monday afternoon and started the hand quilting with Perle Cotton at the Patchwork group I attend every Thursday morning. I have decided to match the Perle Cotton to the particular Rainbow band. On Thursday I managed to complete all the red section. Using a larger stitch than I do with normal quilting thread so it sews up quite quickly.
During the past few weeks I have been trying to link up with Clare's blog Maybush Studio, but I am probably a bit too late this week. Perhaps next week?
Off to have a quick sandwich before I tackle those HST blocks!