Straight from the Heart Quilt
I created a Dresden Plate block for the Monogram (from last week) to be placed in the centre.
When finished, the French Knots will be all the way around the Monogram, but at the moment I am about one third of the way around.
You can probably see that I am trying to blend the colours. It's a long job, but enjoyable.
I'm thinking I will go back with these colours again and stitch right up to the stem stitch circle around the motif, as I'm not sure I like the yellow fabric showing outside of the circle.
I'll continue with the French Knots like this for now though, and then make up my mind later whether or not I will be covering the yellow.
The Dresden Plate story will come next week, as I'm running out of time today.
I haven't progressed any more with needle-tatting, but I have tried Shuttle Tatting now, and here is my first ring completed.
I think I like this technique, but I got in a right mess (just after this photo) trying to get another ring done. I just cannot get any subsequent rings to 'pull' into a ring.
I shall keep trying.
Selling House and Packing
Oh boy is this a horrible job. I have so much 'stuff'.
Tony has bought 'another' shipping container so that we can pack and store everything that we want to take to the new place, but do not necessarily need to use here. The thoughts behind this is that we empty the house of 'clutter' to make it easier to keep clean and tidy, and help make the rooms look larger, and stage it so that it is more appealing to prospective home buyers.
I have packed away all my blue & white pottery from the Welsh dresser, all my sewing stuff including tools, fabrics, wool, threads, art equipment etc., books are packed, office paperwork packed, surplus kitchen things are packed, precious items are safely packed, photos and mementos packed. All boxes and surplus furniture are now in the lounge and hallway awaiting 'someone' to carry it all into the container.
Now I have to start on the bedrooms and walk in wardrobe. How do I know what clothes I can pack away? It may be a year before I see them again.
Oh woe is me......