22 February 2021

15 Minute Challenge and another busy week

 I had a busy week of stitching and work.  It was a 7 out of 7.  

The drive to work has been getting increasingly bad.  People have gone back after the Christmas break but they are shunning public transport.  So what usually would take 25 to 30minutes and on a bad day 40 minutes is now taking my a minimum 50 minutes a morning to get to work.  I'm really glad I can work from home 2 days a week.  Hopefully once the vaccine rollout gets underway people will start going back to the bus/train.

A run down 

Quilting of Quick Quilt 1 is all finished and I am hand stitching the binding now.  

I ran out of wool for my ripple blanket but picked some more wool on the weekend.  It is only going to be small 12 repeats of the pattern so should have enough for another repeat then will have to pick the wool for the border edge and the last 2 patterns.  

I made another couple of granny squares to make up my time before getting more wool, I may have ordered some wool for another couple of patterns as I had a 10% off voucher quite a bit of wool in my cart at the Bendigo woollen mill.  The sewing room is full of wool so I had better get crocheting to make more room.  

I'm trying to decide if I am going to do the cross stitch club again this year,  it is a bit more expensive and it is for samplers which I'm not really all that into.  I have plenty of patterns to go on with so I'm thinking I will give it a miss.  I still have a couple of kits to finish from last year.   So will see if the will power lasts.  

I also working on a gift for a friend.  Here is the quilted fabric which goes to make up the item.  I downloaded the pattern as part of my craftsy membership and am going to use the instructional video to put it together.  I really want to make one of these for myself, but the amount of fabric involved and the cost is making me think twice.   I've only had to buy the specialised wadding and some interfacing as I am using fabric from my stash without which the cost would be well over  $100.   Luckily I have heaps of bag hardware so that's also cut down on it and I didn't have to buy the pattern.

So how'd your week go.  Hope Kate' hasn't frozen in the US.  

1 comment:

Kate said...

The quick quilt is looking good, I like the blue with the other brights. You've got a bit of everything going on at the moment. The SIT and I were talking about learning to knit or crochet, but I'm not sure I want another stash. I've looked at yarns when we've been out and about and they are so many soft beautiful yarns out there. Congrats on a great week of progress. Hope this week is as good.