Last night was the first time I had participated in FSNI. I have often thought about it, but always manage to forget on the night until too late.It definitely had to be hand stitching in front of the tv last night, while the tennis was on. It made for some stop start progress, because it was such a great match, and I didnt want to miss the action.
I have been working on candlewicking blocks for a couple of years. Our LPS, ‘Sew This and That’ have a handwork class once a month, and some of us have been working on our candlewick quilts at that class as well as at home. I am using a damask fabric in a very light apricot/cream colour, and using a variety of light and dark cream and light apricot coloured threads, some of it variegated. I am using some crocheting cotton, some pearl 8 , and some that I am not sure of the brand but the colour is right.
Some of the blocks that are completed. Not good photos – I will take better ones when the blocks are completed. The photo in the top left is the closest to the colour of the fabric.I found a couple of new trims yesterday while going on a bit of a shop hop to show a new friend where to go for dressmaking fabrics. One of the stores we went to has a lot of dance costume supplies and the trims were amazing. I think I will be going back there in the future.
Our youngest two Grandies, Sammy and Harry have spent a couple of days hanging out together. They dont see each other very often, and they enjoyed each other’s company.