I've decided to work on one unfinished project at a time until they are all done.
There may or may not be 10 of them, ahem.
Did I mention that? maybe not.
Anyone this one is finally making progress.
Chrissy has been a bit poorly so I've been keeping her company,
working away on this project.
It's tedious, slow work. Ages ago I'd sewn all the short ends of the petals
and I had to trim and turn them all.
Then I sewed them into circles of sixteen.
That didn't take long really.
And now I'm sewing them onto their bright backings.
I've decided to run a machine stitch around the centre of the circle,
just to fasten it down.
These two fabrics are going to be the centres,
I haven't sewn them yet. I'll sew the flower down first.
This is going to be the backing. I'm going to insert a spare dresden somehow.
I just love tiny hand stitches. I like to make them show just a little,
so I remember I did them by hand.
I love the wee surprises as you sew, seeing the colours match unexpectedly.
The petals are all random colours, and the backings are pinks and aqua/blues.
I think it's going to be lovely, at least I hope so.
I like a portable project that you can easily cart around the place.
Just a needlecase, a roll of thread and a pair of sharp scissors.
And a good number of pins.
My pin cushion is looking empty.
I can keep all the pieces in the lovely bag Louana made for me.
People often comment how patient I must be,
but I don't see it as patience, just plodding on from one stage to the next.
And it waits patiently in my basket for the next step.