Well, there are times that you just have to walk away from something, and tonight has been that time!
Two days, three needles, more unpicking than I care to mention, and more thread breakages than I can hope to remember later, my Christmas Challenge piece is not completed
I have no idea what the heck is going wrong there, but go wrong it most certainly has - it's only a small piece, for goodness sake, how hard can it be to manoeuvre it under the machine smoothly? (Ans: today, impossible). Here's a bit of the stippling that has made the cut - and that's far less even than I'd like.
I guess a cooling off period for both me and the machine, and a good oiling for at least one of us will do no harm, I'm sure. Here is my non-red-or-green-not-bigger-than-96" entry for the QAL, nonetheless.
Despite me wanting to throw (a) the runner and (b) the machine across the damn room tonight, I have had a fabulous time on our Quiltalong weekends this year! Oh yes!
I've had a hoot on hostess duty, and had so much fun when it's been Joanna at the helm! Thanks to her, to QuiltSue, of course for the wacky Challenge - and everyone who has been along for the ride!
I've finished a couple of dozen tree ornaments, and finished doing a little undemanding knitting.
This little scarf goes really well with this new (to me) green corduroy coat, and with weather turning, it'll get used very soon indeed. Like Joanna, I've got away with a fleece up until this week, but now the coats and scarves have to come out.
I don't mind, I love to be wrapped up against the cold - and I loved knitting the scarf sat by the fire this evening!
So now I'm wrapping things up here, and getting a cup of hot chocolate for supper. It's been a busy day what with the run this morning too - here's me showing off my runner's medal!
Thank you for your company, ladies, I've enjoyed seeing what you've all been getting up to throughout the weekend.
I hope that we can all meet up again in December over at QuiltSue's place for a show-off session - we may be lucky enough to get some of her delicious home cooking too ...
Good morning, good morning - and what a glorious blue-sky, bright, sharp, sunshiny autumn day it is!
I'm very glad that it is such a beautiful day, as I'm off in a mo to take part in a cross country race in a local nature reserve. Until we get warmed up, it's going to be cold; and despite today's lovely sunshine, recent heavy rain means that it's going to be wet underfoot.
Last weekend when I went out for a practise around the route I came back looking like this, so I'm really glad that I will be wearing my trail shoes which at least should keep me upright in the mud!
I'll be back by lunchtime, and as long as I don't actually come last, I'll be happy - and after a soak in the bath, I'll be ready to sew. In the meantime, make yourselves comfy and and have a choccy. Go on - you know you want to!