However......... I've not been doing much in the way of papercraft.
While I still have an interest in making cards, I'm now leaning more towards scrapbooking, MY WAY!!
I really don't like any of the current trends in scrapbooking. So, I'm doing my own thing, and scrapping my photos my way. Watch this space on this subject.
I have however been knitting, not done any of THAT for years! before going into hospital for knee replacement surgery just over 3 months ago, I started knitting an Aran sweater for my husband. it took me about 8 weeks to knit it, and I'm really pleased with the end result. Knitted in Pure wool 8 ply, the pattern was very easy and quite therapeutic to do.
I've also started one of the things on my retirement bucket list. (I retired over 3 years ago, but have only just got around to doing this). I'm learning to do PIECE QUILTING!! Yay at long last.
Many, Many years ago I made heaps of quilts, but they were all appliqued quilts. A quite different ball game, all hand sewn.
Now I'm doing the real piecing stuff, and LOVING it. I'm doing the 12 x 12 block quilt on my own with initial how the hell do I do this help from a dear friend, (Thank you so much Rosemary, I couldn't have done this without you.) So far I've done 12 of the 25 needed blocks, I try to get at least 2 done per day. After doing the first 4 pink, and first 4 green blocks, I laid all the sets out and switched around the cream sections, so that each set of 4 is going to be slightly different.
At the same time...... just over a week ago, I joined a quilting class at Kornacraft in Gawler, Kornacraft in Gawler SA We are currently doing a pieced Christmas Table runner. After that, I'm going to have the teacher, Yvonne Marrin help me do my first quilt as you go quilt. For this one I plan on doing machine embroidered centres to each block. The designs I've chosen are by Glenn Harris, and I found them on Outback Embroidery That's another watch this space project.
Anyway to wind up for today, here are some photo's I have just taken of the sweater, the table runner top, and the 12 x12 blocks already made.
Bob's Aran Sweater
Christmas Table Runner Top
12 of the 25 needed blocks
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