Well hello everyone. I've been meaning to post this update all week long and for one reason and another I keep getting distracted. Things have been a little crazy around here this week. Monday I finally broke down and went to the doctor for this cough and cold that's been bothering me for almost 2 months now. Diagnosis: sinus infection and/or bronchitis with the potential to become walking pneumonia. Yuck. I was given a steroid shot, (ouch!) an antibiotic, and told to get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids. But mostly I pretty much only have enough energy to get through the work day, so by the time I get home I don't do much.
I do have a little bit of stitching to show though. Over the weekend I did manage to finish off my part of the Halloween Sampler for the Frosted Pumpkin Round Robin. This is "O is for Owls":
And here's a pic of what it looks like so far before I sent it off again:
This larger view gives you a better idea of the pretty color of this hand dyed fabric, although it's still way washed out when I took this pic on my phone. This was the third round robin project that I've done over 2 (linen or evenweave) and I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of it. Once I was done with that, it was time to start a new project. This is a Fish Pond pincushion design that I'm doing as a square for LoveQuilts:
Sorry for the wonky lighting, I didn't really have the energy to try and make it look better when I took the picture last night. It's not going to be a very big design, so I expect to finish it fairly quickly. Maybe this weekend hopefully, since it needs to be in by the end of the month and I didn't realize how quickly June was getting away from me.
I have Fish Pond on my 11 x 11 Q-snap, so it's a little big for travel, so I have a smaller project I'm working on during lunch. This is Sunshine by Satsuma Street:
This will be one of those half sun/half moon combined motifs when it's complete, all done in the funky bright colors Satsuma Street patterns are known for. It's not much to look at now, since I only have part of the off-white of the moon side of the face done so far.