I am sure that I will have lots of autumnal posts coming up in the coming weeks, so today I thought that I would give you a recap from my last Five On Friday post. How did I get on in August with my crafting plans?
One - I had plans to work on my quilt. Well, I am pleased to report that good progress was made!!! In fact, very good progress. I am waiting for the bedroom to be finished so that I can do a ta dah post and reveal all. I feel good about this one though.
Here is a sneaky peak of the edge!
Two - This has been another success. I planned to have a go at needle felting this rabbit. Well he didn't turn out exactly like the pictures, but here he is!
I think that he is very cute and although he could certainly do with more work, for a first ever effort I don't think he is too bad. I am happy with him. So is his little foxy friend! Foxy isn't needle felted of course. They might both appear on a mantel sometime soon!
I am counting this as another success. If you have one of these kits - see photo below - or the opportunity to have one I would recommend them. Good instructions and relatively straightforward to do. Just keep on stabbing the needle in seems to be the most important part. I would do another one which has to be a good sign doesn't it.
Three - My plan was to do another square on my tapestry. Well this one has been an epic fail. All I did was pick up the tapestry frame and move it to hoover underneath it and to move it out of the way for my lunch party. Oh well. I will get there. There have been a few other finishes so now I can concentrate on this. I did plan on doing some last night just so that I could tell you that I did some work on it, but I even failed in my last ditch last minute attempt! In my defence I was reading and commenting on blogs!!
Four - Sorting my stash boxes went rather better. They are now organised and I know what is where. The fabric box is bulging rather as I bought some more fat quarters - that I have no plan or use for as yet! - but at least I know what is where.
I am going to be doing some sewing - really!!! - so you will get to see some of the fabrics in action. I thought that might be more interesting than a photo of the stacks of fabric!
Five - the last of my challenges was to sort out my free kit stash. Well I did sort through it, discarded some things and kept only the ones that I actually like and have a snowballs chance of being made. I didn't actually make up any of them though. Which is disappointing as I really want to wear that pineapple brooch! Hopefully I will get to some of them in the coming months. At least I now only have ones that I really like!
As well, I have been working on my seaglass shawl. It is all finished and is waiting to be blocked, so I will share it with you when I get a chance to do a photo shoot. The yarn for my hexi blanket never arrived and after some e-mailing back and forth with the company, some promises made which failed to be met, I cancelled the order and will order it from somewhere else. I should have done that in the first place. Oh well, live and learn!
I have also done some prep work on a scarf and another little project which will be coming up in due course. My September mantel had to be prepared as well and I will post the finished mantel next week. There was a little crochet involved in that.
So overall it was a pretty busy and good crafting month! Just as well I had all this to do with all the rain that we had in August isn't it.
Thank you all so much for your comments on my post on Wednesday this week with your support for my efforts to get walking more. I can report that so far it is going well and my little pedometer is counting far far far more steps than I have ever had before. You words will inspire me to keep walking and I will update you on it in a few weeks time when I can judge how it is working. Still some way to get to the magic 10,000 steps, but I will get there!
Your comments yesterday about my work with the National Trust overwhelmed me!!! Thank you so much for your kindness and your interest in my work and the work of the Trust. I have replied to all of your comments, in the comments if you want to go and read what I had to say. I also answered some questions which came up so the answers might be of interest to some of you too. Thank you!!!
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