I have been trying to keep up to date with the Splendid Sampler sew along and have now completed the first 3. I had cut out the 2nd and 3rd blocks but came unstuck with the 2nd one so I put is aside for another day. That other day came and I knew I just had to do it or abandon it completely in favour of other projects that need my attention. Why struggle with a block when I can be enjoying other stitching ,right? Well, determination took over and the 2nd block is complete but it is a bit wonky and my colour ways are too light. I should have used a single thread for the stitched butterfly feelers but I am in no head space to redo it.
Having completed #2 I decided I would head straight into piecing the 3rd block seeing as I already had the sewing machine ready to go and the iron switched on. ( I actually find machine piecing to be fiddlier and more of a hassle than hand piecing). Voila! Number 3 is complete but once again I am not happy. A couple of things do not line up despite pinning and re pinning but it I am just going to leave it as is.
On a happier sewing note, I enjoyed finishing off another mini using Jenny's stitchery design and fabrics from my stash. ( It looks a bit square in the pic but it has longer sides in reality).
I am loving Michelle's little bears and have completed my 2nd one. Onto my 3rd today. Such fun.
I hope you get to have a relaxing stitching weekend. Many thanks to the wonderful Aussie designers who bring joy to my days.