. . . But not before wrapping up a few projects here and there.
I tried to step away from the computer for a bit over the Christmas holiday, and will continue to make that effort over the next few days.
I've been hearing lots of stories throughout 2020 about how neighbors and friends have been using more time at home to clean and purge. Around here, things have remained busy, and some of the piles stacked up a bit.
I did manage to take good advantage of quiet time last week to clear off the desk, the cutting tables in the sewing room, and the stack of stuff accumulated at my evening sewing chair.
I have unearthed a couple small projects that need only a few steps to finish them up. I'll be reporting on them soon as they make 'Ta-Done' status.
One of the projects that is in wrap-up mode is my version of the Peppermint Purple 2020 Stitch Along. Clare Ardali (who also designed Mia Rosa for the first Stitchery Crossover online course) started a blackwork stitch along at the beginning of 2020.
I started working on it, a month or two late. And now I'm turning my version (using the Stitchery Crossover technique) into a table runner.
Clare is running a second stitch along for 2021. And it's just starting this week. Thought you should know, just in case you'd like to join in! It's a great way to dip your toe into blackwork, one week at a time. To make my quilty version, I needed a bit more stitchery fabric for the stitched base. I'll provide more details when the project is complete in a few weeks.
To learn more about the 2021 Peppermint Purple SAL CLICK HERE! Did I mention, it's free!
And the BIG NEWS
. . . in my stitchy/sewy universe is that the pile of pincushion parts is GONE. All of the Puffy four-patch pin cushions are DONE!
Number 39 and 40 are below.
Make your own four-patch pin cushions. For the step-by-step tutorial, jump over to the blog and scroll down to the first Puffy Fours post from March 5. That's when I started, about the same time the world was shutting down. And that'll bring you to the beginning of the four-part tutorial.