As I posted previously my Crazy Cravings lap quilt is a top now but it is far from finished. First I need to somehow embellish all the connecting seams. Some people leave them as is but I like to have some kind of stitching on all seams and don't like to be able to tell where one block starts and ends.
When I'm finished with that I need to add some rick rack to the brown border and I was going to do some chicken scratch embroidery on the gingham border but I'm finding the 1/8 inch squares don't show it off so well so will probably either crochet some trim or do some herringbone stitching on the gingham. Ahhh...the best laid plans....
I'm also embroidering Days of the Week fruits for another project I have in the works but have not yet revealed.
Good thing I take pictures of my projects every once in a while. Looks like I forgot to stitch the cherry blossoms. I have 3 out of the 4 days finished.
I finished the applique on 10 more 30s Butterflies and now they are waiting for some blanket stitches and backstitches. These are for a quilt that I'm making like the one I inherited from my grandmother that is falling apart.
I took the two days off after New Year's Day so got a lot of hand stitching done. Normally I try to work on my hand stitching projects at least 15 minutes each evening after work and on Sunday. Friday night and Saturday I work on my sewing machine.
For some inspirational projects being worked on by hand visit Kathy's Quilts Slow Stitching Sunday.