Monday, January 28, 2013

January Part 1: Mooching

In Melbourne, the Christmas/New Year period is pretty hot and slow. Lot's of little businesses are closed and half the population is off to the beach on holiday somewhere.  It's the perfect time for kicking back and doing a lot of nothing much.

With this in mind I decided to use some of the time to relax, prepare for the upcoming party and holiday, and think about which projects I should work on.

First up, was to get some more Caswell blocks completed.  This one for example.  

I do really love the colours in this quilt.  Can't wait to get more done!  The little yellow buds that appear to be floating, will eventually be connected by embroidered stems....but these can wait.

I put some thought into what I might take OS with me.  I usually take applique, but find it hard to do on the flight, and the light in hotel rooms is not usually good enough for me aging eyes.   What do you take with you when you travel?

I eventually decided to pull out an old cross stitch project.  It's funny, since it was joining a SAL for this project that got me involved in blogging in the first place.  It was supposed to be completed in a year, and I made good progress, but once something in my room is put down, it stays down for a long time.

When I picked it up a couple of weeks ago, it looked like this;

after stitching on it a bit at home, and a bit more on the plane, it looks like this.

It was perfect for the flight since it has only one colour thread and is not too fiddly.  Unfortunately the flight back was a night flight, and I was too tired to stitch.  There is another reason why I am trying to finish this............more on that later.

Stay tuned for more shortly.  I hope you are all having a great January.  Today is my last day of leave :( back to work tomorrow.  That will be a big shock I can tell you!

More soon,



Sue-Anne said...

Your Caswell block is gorgeous and I love the cross stitch. I'm pleased you have had a relaxing time and good luck with going back to work tomorrow:(

Margaret said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous quilt block that is!!! I wish I could get back into applique, but it's just too fiddly for me these days. lol! Love your cross stitch piece too! Sorry you have to go back to work tomorrow. Hope it goes well!

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous work. I love to cross stitch or EPP when flying...easy!

Jane in Cumbria said...

What a beautiful block. Your cross stitch is lovely too.

Tomi Jane said...

Your cross stitch is so appealing and beautiful! Do you happen to know the name or publisher of this pattern? It's lovely.


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