It has really been a very slow week for me as we ended up coming home from Christmas with the family sick. No fun for sure. Here is what I ended up with after finally visiting our local Urgent Care facility yesterday.
Now that I've cleared the sick room out of the way, I received the Millefiori Quilts book by Willyne Hammerstein in the mail this week and I know how to create all the rosettes that I've been seeing on Facebook. There is a closed group that you can join if you are interested. Millefiori/La Passacaglia English Paper Piecing. I had started the first rosette by looking at pictures posted there, but having the book is so much better.
The book is in English and French.
I had gotten this whimsical fabric so thought it would
be fun to do some fussy cutting using it for the first rosette.
Now I'm auditioning for the next round.
One of my other projects is the redwork one and it is so fun to work on and to see this cute snowman come to life. His nose is supposed to be filled in with the satin stitch, but I haven't decided if I want to do that or not. Time will tell.
The part I'm working on is his scarf.
Another project is the cross-stitched Christmas stocking for my granddaughter. I had forgotten how long cross-stitch takes especially if you use the wrong color in an area and have to rip, rip, rip it out. The moose is starting to look a bit like he is actually a moose. I may work on the bear next, but need to get the moose finished first.
I had also made a cover for my Quilter's Planner which I posted a picture of on December 20th. Here is a picture of the inside cover where I added a pocket for a pen and pencil. I also had added a flap that I still need to find my Velcro so I'll be able to close it and not have anything loose fall out. I want to get some of the plastic envelopes you can find in the scrapbook section of the craft stores to add to the monthly dividers to keep things in such as appointment cards, etc. My planner is still a work in progress as is my 2016 planning.
A closing thought is to join up with Jenn over at A Quarter Inch from the Edge and her "The Year of the Stash 2016". Did I pique your interest just a little? I know I need to shop from my stash and not from the stores/Massdrop for a long, long time.