With fabrics still strewn around the room, the cutting table’s a ‘hot mess’ and the machine snowed under by items seeking temporary asylum while I sort out the storage situation, I didn’t much sewing done in April. BUT I did try to make good use of some waiting time with some handsewing. I grabbed a WIP Lanarte project, with thread snipper, threads, etc in the kit, on the way out to my son’s music class. And I spent a productive 45-min putting on the final stitches in this cross-stitch kit. This is just 1 of the 3 kits from Lanarte’s Babushka’s collection.
And so satisfied with the completion of this old WIP, I grabbed another box with a WIP awaiting backstitching (I hate backstitching!), and completed it while Benji napped in the afternoon. Here’s one of the kits from Permin of Copenhagen’s Peanuts collection.
To end off the perfect sewing weekend, I just had to start on a new kit! Here’s what I ended up with: Autumn from Lanarte. It’s only about 40% completed, so it still look a little abstract here.
I have learned to embrace kits now. Having all the threads and fabrics ready to go is just so convenient. It also means I have less excuse to start on them right away.
Over this long May Day weekend, our little family went for a short off-road camping trip, so I didn’t get to sew at all. But I have dedicated one day in the upcoming Polling Day long weekend to sew, sew and sew. Actually, my list goes something like this:
1) Clear the cutting table
2) Complete basting the baby quilt sandwich
3) Attach borders on my queen-size Hourglass quilt
4) Start on my Japanese quilt blocks.
Of course, there are other items that I would love to complete: Pillow cases for Benji, cushion covers for our bedrooms, a shirred dress/top for myself, a gadget bag for Hubby and a coupon caddy for a friend. BUT I’ll be extremely satisfied with items 1) to 4).
So, what will you be up to this long weekend?