made using this tiny pattern, a pile of pretty scraps, scrap of batting, and effort
we are still in a sick house, 2 medical appts later, a run of antibiotics, 2 plus weeks of contagion that continues as all the sheets, towels, surfaces, etc must now be cleaned. All doctors called it a virus and how it got through distancing, masks, and glove wearing when outside, we don't know. It's knocked dh out and all the heavy lifting, cleaning, dog care, and cooking falls on me. Now he coughs all the time, and still weakened.I'm lonely and tired, and the short bursts in studio helped me stay sort of balanced.
lots of decisions even when using a pattern. These border fabrics are all slightly different. Gotta be careful sewing little strips onto scrap blocks to keep them from ruffling. The leaf pieces are mostly
1.5" X 2", the border is 1.5" wide, and 2.5" wide... narrow enough to stretch and ruffle if not careful
|quilting some swirls in|
I like to hand sew the binding to the back of the quilt, and this will give me something to do with my hands while watching tv tonight. Hope you can click on images to see the pretty quilting, done with sparkly silver mylar thread, gold YLI metallic, and thin blue in the swirls.
Speaking of something to do with my hands at night... I learned some new to me techniques making this hat... and ran out of wool just before finishing so I put in a slightly darker yarn on the crown.
|why does the sun leave those spots on my photos now? |
I love how it fits, how it feels, the color, the eyelets, the picot edge and the shape
pattern source free here: https://www.plymouthyarnmagazine.com/2010/01/29/royal-llama-silk-hat/
so two finishes... and well, maintaining a home...