February Table Runner

 

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Some pretty hearts sewn from my stash.  I wanted to have a table runner completed in time to celebrate St Valentine’s Day, and after stitching into the early hours, managed to do just that!  No time for fancy quilting, just a simple stitch in the ditch for now.  Maybe I’ll go back later and do some stippling to highlight the hearts a little bit more, but in the meantime, another job done!

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Zipper Pouch

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Here is what I quickly stitched up this afternoon.    Very easy, using up some of my stash and patchwork squares which were left over from another project.   I love zipper pouches, and I could easily become addicted to making more in different sizes.

DSCN0342DSCN0347 I made zipper tabs in the black and white fabric.  This is the first time I’ve attempted them and love how they turned out.  A nice finishing touch.   Such a fun project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom

Good news!   Six weeks after my fall,  I have thrown away the leg brace and most importantly, can drive the car again.  Looking forward to getting back to normal.  Celebrated by having my first swim of the season, and looking forward to getting to the gym tomorrow even if it is only for a gentle walk on the treadmill for now.

In the meantime, I put my enforced rest to use by finishing off a long overdue cross stitch, which involved far more work than I had imagined.  Just washed it in a little dishwashing detergent and it came out looking nice and clean.  It will look much better after it has been pulled into shape and framed.

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Thousand Pyramid Quilt

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Here is the quilt, finished at last.  My friend kindly quilted it for me as she has a long arm quilting machine.

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Nice to have it finished so that I can move on to another work in progress.

The story behind this quilt is that my friend’s sister-in-law had just cut out the triangles from her stash before she passed away.  I was asked to put it together and now it will be given to her niece.  I hope she likes it.