Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Little Projects

in the last couple of weeks because of the bronchitis, I've been spending little time in my studio, choosing instead to rest for a good part of the afternoon after doing a few odd chores in the morning. Just when I think I'm feeling better, I will start to get very raspy and wheezy with a bad cough later in the day. So, I'm looking after myself; I finally got to watch the movie, The Shape of Water, which I enjoyed while knitting along. 
Even though today is cold, dreary and wet,  and I truly wanted to stay inside, I headed out this morning to do a few errands  since I'll be back in hospital next week for the IVIg treatments.  I've assigned a couple to do each day.

Inside my studio after lunch, I finally finished up the bit of stitching on the appliqué 12" by 12" Columbine piece.  I've added the batting but I'm not quite sure how to quilt it. I do know that I want to add some hand stitching so maybe it doesn't need much quilting.

The lilac just outside my window is budding but not likely to do much on such a cold day. When I drove by a couple of the garden centres, they were closed and some of the flowers and shrubs were covered. It was only 4C!

I'm limiting my free motion time right now due to the bronchitis and upper back pain associated with it. It's a good time to putt around a bit and finish up a few little projects as well as plan a future one.

I'm auditioning some possible fabrics for Jerome the Gnome purchased from MarvelesArtStudios. Not usually one to do someone else pattern, I have a fondness for gnomes and couldn't resist. I've also followed Leslie for a long time and I love her work.

 These are some possible fabrics for the gnome hat and robe. I'm still looking. The one on the right is a dark green velvet which I could distress for the look I want, maybe.

I've had this piece of selvedge edge pieced fabric lying over my sewing machine for ages. I trimmed it today and cut the side pieces which I'll stitch insert for a proper fitted cover. It's especially important, I think, since the machine sits in a sunny window.

I'm going to go pour myself a cup of tea and sit until I must put supper in the oven.

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