Dh and I went out for dinner Friday night after I got home from work, so I got a bit of a late start on FNSI. I almost decided just to go to bed early and not stitch, but I HAD to go down to the craft room to make a couple of cards. Once I got down there, finished the cards, and started stitching, I couldn’t stop!
I put the final stitches on this cross stitch, which was a SAL from Blackbird Designs. I’m not quite sure how I’m going to finish it, but I’ll play around with it this week.
Then I finished constructing this house, which I’m making for a secret project. I need to add some hand quilting, and get it bound this week, and then it will be sent off in the mail to ???
I’ll get a better picture when I can photograph the entire thing.
The next project was to use up the leftover fabric from the scissor keeps that I made last week. I started with two thread catchers. I received one of these as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago (thanks Linda!) and I use mine every day. I thought they would be perfect to accompany the scissor keeps.
I still had a little fabric left, so I made a couple of small mug rugs.
Our local Hospice has a fund raiser each November, and they’ve put out a request for nearly 500 small mug rugs to be given out this year. I figure I can made quite a few with some of my scraps. I can’t throw out fabric, and none of these have to match anything, so you’ll be seeing more in the coming months. I still had some very small scraps, so there will probably be a hexie flower mug rug or two!
On Saturday, we travelled down to Virginia for a family graduation. It was a fun weekend of family, food, and celebrating!
On the way home today, we stopped at a garden center to buy a few more flowers. At this rate, summer will be over before DH thinks he has enough flowers!
Off to work again tomorrow. Have a nice week, everyone!
A couple of pictures from last week’s kayak adventure.