I’ve been adding some handwork in my evening schedule (and sometimes early in the morning before I shower – I know TMI). My new work schedule allows evenings out of the office – a long over due change. For years I felt I was suppose to work crazy long hours, happy that I finally realize the error of my ways.
My handwork skills are a bit rusty, it is time to get back into the handwork groove. I have a small appliqué project started, found my hexi project that I started last Fall ( 1/2″ hexis), and get this – started a new hexi project with 5/8″ hexes – no deadline is the mantra. All my other hexi projects use the 1/2″ hexis.
I’ve stitched the flowers, added path hexis, joined the flowers to make diagonal rows, now I’m joining the rows together. The picture shows that I’m in the process of removing papers from the center, leaving papers in all the edge hexis. You can see – I thread baste the fabric to cover the papers. After the hexi rows are joined, I’ve cut the basting threads and am removing the itsy bits of thread and finally the papers.
Nice to have needle and thread in hand once again.
This is just a progress report – will show the front when it is assembled and the edges worked out. Remember no deadline, so basically this is just a tease.
What are you working on? 🙂
PS – I have plans for a new hand piecing project – will let you know when I have it all worked out, I’m pretty jazzed about a new handpiecing project!
PPS – I’m going on a sewing Retreat next week – just a warning, who knows what I’ll start while hanging out with friends!