I came across a great website, Sarah London, thanks to twitter! and they are doing a mystery CAL, and I thought, what great fun, so I am doing it!
Here is what I have done so far :-
I need to do 13 squares, so have a few more to go! Which hopefully will be done today!
First weekend of November I attended a hand quilting course. Whilst the knowledge I gained was awesome, I was a little disappointed in that the shop that held it never stocked any quilting hoops, even after checking before the course that they did, and being told YES! So I was a bit frustrated, as I could not practice with a hoop during the course, and had to wait for my mine to arrive, which I ordered when I got home!
So here is my new quilting hoop : –
I have posted both pictures, because whilst it looks like a normal embroidery hoop, the thickness is actually deeper in order to cope with the thickness of the quilt!
So I have done a bit of hand quilting, without the hoop, after all that I might add! It is very subtle, but here it is :-
I decided to do this quilting with an invisible thread, as there are just so many colours I need to go across, and thought with the invisible it would look better! It is very subtle, but that is almost the effect I wanted, so I am happy!
In October I decided to take part in a Knewbie Knit Swap on Ravelry. It was great fun, and this what I received from Hannah in Sweden, a truly wonderful parcel!
The package on arrival, the anticipation to see what was inside, was thrilling!
How well packaged is this parcel! Very good Hannah!
Wonderful pattern for a shawl that is on my Ravelry todo list, yarn, tea, chocolates, sweets and fabric!
What more could a girl wish for!