Monday, 27 February 2012

at last some creativity

So I've got back into the swing of things it seems this last few days and I have something to show you!!


First up I've been making slow but steady progress on my English Paper Piecing. I'm really enjoying it and find it very relaxing, it's going to be a useful skill for those times I can't get the machine out when baby Hunter is here!


Here's how it looks so far:




I started off basting the shapes quite randomly but then decided to make a plan as some of the scraps I had less of than others, I've enough shapes basted now for around 1/3 of the cushion top!


I've also managed to complete my Swoon block 6 eventually today!




I've got block 7 cut and ready to go and am hoping to get the whole top finished and sent to the long arm quilter before the baby puts in an appearance!!


Over the weekend I was also lucky enough to receive two new craft books to peruse! I highly recommend both of them and will definitely be making projects from both! 






I've been wanting to knit some socks for a while now and this book teaches you how, just what I need! I've already ordered and received my yarn and some tiny needles to make a start.




I need to try and be patient and wait until I've finished my Swoon quilt before I start as I have a feeling I may get taken over by the sock knitting bug!!


Finally I have another long term sewing project that I'm going to prep this week. Its more hand sewing and I'm very excited to get started!!




Hope you all had a great weekend and managed to get some creativity in!!

9 comments:

  1. All your piecing looks lovely and your swoon blocks are coming on fast, I hope Hunter lets you finish! Will be interested to see how sock knitting goes, it's one of the things on my own list. xx

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  2. Oooh, love the look of all your projects. Hope the gang co-operates and lets you play with them :o)

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  3. For a woman on the verge of labor, you are stunningly ambitious!

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  4. Enjoy this burst of creative energy but also sleep woman! You'll find all this hand work and knitting to be so nice once baby boy gets here. Looks lovely by the way!

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  5. Gorgeous stuff! I love that paper piecing design.

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  6. Your EPP looks fab hun. Is your next project Whirlygig? Looking fwd to seeing it.

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  7. Ooh you're keeping busy! I love the idea of knitting socks, my MIL knits them for me but I could always use more. Oma (M's Gran) used to knit me loads, she always had a pair on the go but she struggles to knit these days. I hope all is going well. Bethx (the linen cat)

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Well hello and thanks so much for commenting! It's lovely to hear from you, Justine xx