First of all, if you are reading this I just want to say "Thank you!" for not giving up on me.
Things have changed so much since I started this blog a year ago. I'm not terribly comfortable going into all the details, but I will say we are currently living with my parents due to recent struggles. My sewing space is a little sewing cabinate tucked in a corner. I guess I should be happy I have any space at all. It's just harder when I can't just go sit down and start sewing or just walk over my cutting table to cut something. I don't know how you kitchen table sewers do it!
But anyway, I have been doing some sewing and quite a bit of handstitching. I'm taking Handstitching Class and I'm plugging away at my Ruby Bird Baby Quilt. I really need to get this quilt finished since this little cutie...
This quilt is for her, B, and I can't wait to finish it and get to meet my little brother's first baby! I didn't expect to be so emotional about this, but I have been. This is the first baby in the family that I haven't been able to meet with in hours of their birth and it has been really hard. She will be a whole 3 1/2 weeks old be for I get to hold her! It's killing me!
I'm currently working on the July block and should be finished tonight or tomorrow. When I focus on working on them I can knock them out pretty quick. Now that B is here I'm really feeling the pressure to get this quilt finished up which equals a lot of hand stitching!
Probably not the best time to take a handstitching class then, right? Well I did anyway! I'm gonna have quite a bit of catching up to do and I can't wait to do it! I'm taking Rachel's Handstitched Class and I can't wait to finish the quilt that goes along with it. It includes reverse applique, embroidery, english paper piecing, applique and hand quilting. Now obviously I've done a couple of these, but learning the ones I haven't and having step by step instructions to make the Modern Medalion Quilt are so worth it!
So far I've done the center medalion which was done with reverse applique.
And I have it prepped to start the embroidery. I'm having a hard time putting this aside. I wanted to start on it right away and was plannin to, but I really need to get B's quilt done so this will have to wait. The perk is that I will have plenty to keep me busy on the 17 hour trip out to Colorado and then another 17 hours home! Just need to make sure I take some Dramamine...
I'm loving my choice to use Aunt Edna by Denyse Schmidt. I've been picking up fat quarters and yardage evrey chance I get. I LOVE this line and plan on using it for all of my Handstitched Class projects.
So there ya have it. That's most of what I have been working on lately. I have been keeping my Flickr up to date and post quite a bit on Instagram (christink35) so add me to your contacts or follow me if you would like.