I have been doing some stitching, though. Some I can't show yet, as it's new design work, but I CAN show you that I've finished stitching one of my "In-Between-Deadlined-Projects-Project" ... if you see what I mean! :0) I stitch with a fun group of ladies every second Friday night at my Home-Away-From-Home and this is what I've been stitching away at ...
It's one of the cute little teddies I painted at a workshop with Libby Richardson of ArtSmart Craft Cottage in June at Quilters Angel.
She's a very girly-girl bear and such a sweetie! I had fun stitching away ... once I chose some new threads ... and a new needle ... and borrowed some scissors!!! GRRRR! It was one of THOSE stitching sessions where you feel you're lucky you remembered to show up yourself!!!
I'm going to stitch some more of Libby's cute bear designs and use some pretty scraps from my stash to make a 'beary' sweet, shabby chic knee quilt just for ME. It's always fun to stitch someone else's designs every now and then, with no pressure to remember what thread number you used (though ... note to self ... that WOULD be a pretty handy note to make to self for future I-forgot-my-thread events!!), no measurements to take, no notes to be written, no instructions to make sense of ... you get the picture! :0) Sort of a designer's holiday! :0) I'll show you as I make more progress on these blocks ... though my 'just for me' stitching time is a bit light-on most weeks.
Speaking of the lovely Libby ... have you visited Libby's blog yet?? It seems two of her mischievous little bear characters (Correy and Jessy) have decided Libby has been a bit slack with her blog writing and they've taken over. Pop over for a visit and see what happens in Libby's studio when she's away ... it confirms a theory I've always had about how our lounge room gets messed up when the only ones at home are the teddy bears! Tee! Hee! Hee!
Right ... well, I'm off to make myself a cup of tea with lemon ... gotta keep that cold at bay!! Lots of exciting things coming up in September ... including Stitchers Dream Day Out and Creative Fields and I do NOT want to miss out! If you don't want to miss out on them either, hop over to the Quilters Angel web site to get all the info and if you ARE coming to Stitchers Dream Day Out, let me know so I can say "G'day!" Hope you're all keeping well and away from cold-bugs ... have a fantastic week! Til next time ...