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Monday, April 30, 2012

Blocks 8 and 12 done

 I headed into the sewing room and finally, after much procrastination, put the patchwork border on this side of Vignette.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A little progress

Even though I'm s - l - o - w - l - y stitching that birdhouse I had the itch to actually make some progress. I pulled out all of the center blocks and got my applique fused down and the stitching traced. I feel like I accomplished something! Here is a picture of one half of the center.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A bit more prgress

Vignette Progress

Last night I managed to finish Blocks 8 and 12

Here is my progress so far

I can now move back onto bocks 10 and 11.

I have the hearts and orange petals appliqued on. 
I now need to do the circles, leaves and then the stitching.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

I thought it was about time I posted an update of my progress, which has been VERY slow of late. In fact non-existent. I am still working on Border Two but I hadn't done any of the stitchery for a while and was very disappointed when I picked up my work and found that all my stitchery tracings had faded to such an extent that I could no longer see them. I had used a Clover tracing pen. It has been fairly tricky to re-trace as I can no longer put the stitchery design underneath and see through because I have my cotton wadding beneath and the stitchery was already started. So, I have had to draw by eye using the remains of what was left from the original tracing as a guide. I am now using a fine pencil for my tracing, so that I do not have the same problem again.

However, once I had re-traced I was immediately inspired again and took the project on holiday with me. You can see that I have been sewing whilst on my sunbed and I also sewed on the aeroplane. I must say, stitchery makes a great travel project!

So, hopefully, now that I have revitalised my enthusiasm I will soon have the Border Two completed and move on to the next one. Yay!