Mostly ramblings about some of my passions, needlearts, working on my fixer upper and my dogs, pug Aoife and black labs, Isabelle and Benny.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Fun at the Faire
I totally had a blast at the Renaissance Faire on Saturday. And I even managed to get some stitching and quilting done. I have started on the medal work on my floral glove. And I'm officially finished with Part 3. Only one more stitching section to go and the I get to start finishing this one. It's going to go fast now and only couching of medal threads and more of the medal overlays. I can actually see myself finishing the stitching by the weekend if I keep at it at night.
Here is my start of my first Amy Mitten casket toys. This will be a needle case when it's complete. Amy's instructions are so complete and I'm going to learn and practice many skills that I need for a successful casket. I'm getting happy with how my long and short stitches are progressing. I still have room for improvement but I'm so much better than my first attempts.
I also managed to complete month six of my Civil War Tribute quilt (four 12 inch blocks). To be honest, I really rushed this as my heart wasn't in it and the seems are so wonky it's embarrassing. I'm not going to start month seven because it will be more of the same attitude. Just because it's not my favorite right now, doesn't mean that I can rush to get it over with - way to much money is invested not to do my best work. I'll go back to my Hampton Ridge BOM for the time being. But in any case, I still have seven Halloween costumes and several more pirate outfits to get done before October 31st. I really won't have time to quilt!
Here I am at the Ren Faire with my friend Susie. We had so much fun! And I loved dressing up in my corset and new skirt. Susie of course looked divine in her red harem girl outfit but then she looks good in a paper bag. :-)