Between secret sewing projects, the Shimmer quilt top has come together!
I really love this pattern! It comes together easily, particularly if you follow Allison's suggestion about placing a piece of tape on the sewing machine in front of the needle that saves a ton of time drawing lines on squares!
Any suggestions on how I should quilt this one?
Like most of you, I also need a hand sewing project at all times (particularly right now as I am spending more time than normal sitting in my comfy recliner in front of the fireplace at night!). This counted cross stitch pattern is one I purchased some time ago and finally finished. The pattern is called How Does My Garden Grow and is by Barbara Campagna from her Modern Flowers book.
This was a perfect, easy stitched piece.
Now, I am cautiously trying to learn how to knit. I have had many brave people (including my very talented mother in law) try to teach me and I purchased a learn to knit Craftsy class. Like so many things, I know I just need to have patience and practice. This is my practice work.
After I posted this picture on IG, I received a very helpful comment about holding the yarn in my left hand (Continental method?). This has made a HUGE difference both in terms of stitch consistency (but still very far from perfect!) and comfort. In the past, when practicing my right hand and wrist would easily become quite sore after an hour or two. With so many beautiful patterns and yarns out there, I am determined to give this an honest effort! I've even started a real project...stay tuned!
Have a great day!