I'm in full blown charity stitching mode right now because my charity has a deadline fast approaching. So I had to put down Honeybee Happening for a while. But here is where I got to before I needed to stop.
At this point it was no longer practical to keep it on my scroll rods. So I took it off and started working with a hoop. This also means that I could *stop* using those hateful waste knots, lol. I hate using that method, but it's the only feasible way to use my floor stand. I am so close to being finished with this, I can taste it. As soon as my charity stitching is done I'm going to get back to this one full steam ahead. I really want to have it finished by the end of November. I have a lot of other things I'd like to work on in December.
I already showed you the small Christmas banner I did for my current charity project. I'm now also working on a set of potholders for it as well.
I chose these because I thought they would be so quick and easy. Not so much. They are so *tough* that I can hardly get the needle through the fabric and that's with using a sharp needle too.
I now actually have callouses on my right thumb, index finger and middle finger. -- All thanks to these potholders! And I still have several to go!
The satin stitching on all these dots may have just shortened my life span.
Just a bit.
I have also signed up to do another Love Quilts USA quilt square. It has a February 1, 2015 deadline so I'll start work on that soon. My chosen pattern will be fairly easy I think. It's been a while since I've done a Love Quilts square and that organization was my introduction to charity stitching, so I had a yearning to continue on with them when I feel I can fit it in. I'm looking forward to doing another square for them.
I do have a few small Christmas ornaments to finish after the potholders are done. But after that, it's back to my regular stitching once again.