I managed a zippy pouch for a good friend. Using some of the fabric leftover from making the tote bag yesterday. I didn't line the pouch, or use any wadding because the fabric was home decor weight and I thought that was enough.
|Careful positioning of my camera strap there!|
|View of the lining.|
One other task that I worked on today that I can give you a glimpse of is the quilt for the other daughter. I pieced a very simple back and then got down on my knees and basted it. I have no fear of basting. I just hate it. I can't put it more simple than that. There wasn't enough floor space for doing this and I made a crap job of it. I think it will need some adjusting of the pins now that I have cut away the excess wadding and fabric. I know everyone says spray baste but I still wouldn't have had the floor space inside and outside it was blowing up a frigid gale. So I had just better suck up my hatred of those pins and have another go at getting it right tomorrow.
This is a very subtle quilt, shall we say. I let the girls choose the fabric and help design these quilts a few years ago. Maybe I shouldn't have because there is a lot of white in this one. A lot! I started it four years ago. Time it was finished. I am planning to relieve the relentlessness of the white with as much perle cotton stitching as is necessary. I don't think it will be finished for Christmas, but at least I can show that I have put in lots of effort for the first time in a long time. I think she would like that.
We have the Christmas Carol church service for the school tonight. Nothing against the actual event but it is freezing out and the church is going to be unbearable. Is it wrong to say that I am absolutely dreading it?! But we have to go because Helen has a reading. If you don't hear from me for a day or two, please drop by the church with an ice pick and chisel me free.