Yay For Fridays -the end of the week and time for relaxing, unwinding and sewing.
Tonight I crocheted while watching TV - BH&G. I make crochet or knitted squares to give to a friend who makes them into blankets for the needy. I find this a good thing to do in the car during the short trip to work - or on a longer trip - and also when my head is just too overloaded to do some stitching. I used to only knit them, but the crocheted one grow so much faster and are easier to carry around (since the crochet hook is a lot smaller than the needles).
After BH&G was finished I continued on with another project.
I bought a new sewing machine in August - it also does machine embroidery - so to make sure I get the most out of the machine I signed up for 3 classes - we had to make a quilt and then quilt it. The pattern was chosen for us - its quite a dense pattern and probably not one I would have chosen - but it has been a great learning tool - I seriously need to work on placement and lining up the patterns - but I did intend this to be a sampler and it will probably be donated to an aged care home or similar.
I still have a lot more blocks to stitch - 11 minutes per block (and I cannot count how many bobbins of thread!!!) - so I read or trace patterns or hand stitch while its happening.
Thanks to Wendy for rounding us up again - although I probably would have done some sewing without FNSI - it makes me get back to my blog - I have some serious catching up to do!
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