This summer has been an easy one, and I've had fun with a few new projects. Since fall has been declared, its best we recap on my end of summer sewing.
I started my first Cross Stitch pattern. Here is my boy enjoying one of the many hot days we've had since July.
After a two week vacation in Montana, here is it's present state:
Unfortunately my right hand now suffers a bit of an ache in it. Needlework is a little more strenuois than I anticipated. I must be doing something wrong. Since I'm using a self taught method and a book, I'm sure I'm missing some good tips from a few pro Cross Stitchers out there. Is the back supposed to be one big mess of threads? The messy back made it very hard to get a needle through on the quilts.
I'm not sure when I'll pick this up again. I'm gonna stick with the machine work for a while and give my hand a rest. It even hurts to use my computer mouse. Ok, enough complaining, already!
On a funner note, I also started my Churn Dash Quilt.
These reproduction prints in purple and orange are so much fun to work with.
My blocks are all pieced, pressed, and stacked awaiting my attention. However, they will have to wait. They have been added to a growing pile of WIPs (works in progress). The good news is, this quilt is on hold for a good reason, because...well, I've just recieved my first custom quilt order...EEEK!
I know!!! I've been so excited...This is one of the best feelings. When you get to do what you love and someone will pay you for it. Remember this quilt I made for my sister? Well I've got a customer asking for something very similar. So all is on hold until I finish it up. I'll share more as I work on it.