BUT not content with paper piercing --- I have now started amassing crochet hexis!
I did all of these in one evening whilst watching a couple of episodes of the US series Breaking Bad-series3. My son bought us the boxed set for Xmas and we are now hooked on it.
I found a pattern for hexis on Lucy' s blog at Attic24. But have added a further round of trebles and intend to carry on with these until I have enough for a new throw for the living room. They are so quick and easy to complete ending about 21/2 inches and I want it to be bright and colourful to add some cheer in these miserable winter months.
Dying in Snape!I had a great day with the Snape Textile group - we spent the day Indigo dying and you can see my pieces drying in the bathroom last night. Today they look really gorgeous and I think will be great for turning into bags or journal covers or for landscapes. It was a messy technique and not something I would try at home but was great to do in a workshop and in particular to see what other people produced - especially liked the results people got on old tatty linen which they had brought - they made some really lovely pieces.
I have finished my Blues & Reds table topper and it is going to my daughter for her new table and the Whirlybird runner is for my other set of storage drawers in my sewing room. I love this pattern from Connie at Freemotionbytheriver and have used it a couple of times now.
I have a couple of birthday cards to embroider tomorrow for friends of my mother who are 80 soon and then I am going to start the big job of quilting my Bali Chain blocks quilt. I have used these small runners to practice free-motion quilting as I want to try and add some interest to this one and not just use a simple stipple pattern. So machine cleaned, Sunday radio to listen to and ready to go!!!
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