Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching and that is what I'll be doing today, at least for a little bit.
I've back working on my EPP in little doses in hopes that my achy finger will eventually stop hurting. This is Rosette 6 and I'm currently working on the last round. It contains six stars and I have two completed except for the last star point that I will add after it is all attached to the kitty round.
A fast stitching project that I completed this week was a rice filled heating pad for my husband who has been wanting me to make him one for quite awhile. I figured since he was in Alaska for a couple weeks it was a good time to make it. You can go here to find the tutorial for it.
I also made another quick and easy hexie tray. Marsha over at Quilter in Motion blogged about it in her Friday Finds. I did make it a bit larger than the tutorial (found here) and instead of handstitching the points I sewed them on my machine. I really, really like this and will probably be making a lot more of them. Thank you Marsha.
For those of you that follow me, you know I had made a counted cross-stitched Christmas stocking for my granddaughter and needed to make another one for my granddaughter-in-law to-be and I finally decided on a pattern. It will be the one in the middle with the snowman and friends. I purchased to pattern book from 123Stitch.com which is a great place to get supplies. They ship quickly and the shipping costs are minimal. I went to the local big box store and only found 2 of the 19 DMC embroidery flosses that I still needed for the pattern. Luckily, I will be headed for Las Vegas on Tuesday morning to pick up my husband and we'll stop at Jo-Ann's to get the needed floss and material so I can get started on it.
This week I completed Blocks 11 and 12 for the Splendid Sampler. Block 13 came out today so I'll be working on that soon.
One last non-stitching project while the husband has been gone was to paint the "Ws" and get them up on the wall above one of the slides in our 5th wheel (a/k/a home). I still have a couple more to paint and then tomorrow I'll get them all hung up. Here is a glimpse of what I'm doing. Each letter is a different shape and size. Why the Ws? Our last name is Wiltrout.
That's it for now. Happy stitching.