I really didn't need to start a couple of new projects just yet when other things are so close to completion but I just couldn't resist. This is the progress I have made on the first dress for "Dress Me Up", a quilt displaying twelve dresses from the 1950s.
With all my efforts with my improvised light box I find I have drawn a spot which wasn't even in the original. A ghost spot ! I had intended to do the spots in outline only but the black of the dress outline is so strong that I fell that all the overall patterns will need to have strength in them too, hence the solid red spots. Time consuming though.
This was also a hexie flower week and the following beauties arrived from my fabric pen-pal, Brandie.
Isn't the guipure lace centre attractive. It's always nice to add variety to a few of the centres. Thanks, Brandie.
At the same time my offering for this month was heading in the opposite direction.
Spending time at home meant time to slip on a new pair of shoes so that they would soften up a bit and mould to my strange feet to make sure they were perfectly comfortable before going out in them. So what happens?
I knock my needlecase onto the floor and spill some needles, and when I stand up I wonder what is the matter with my shoe.
It's going to take a stronger wrist than mine to wield the pliers to get this well-embedded needle out of the shoe. Fortunately it didn't go right through to my heel.