Sunday, 4 May 2014

Still here

Poor old blog.  It's a bit neglected at the moment.  My crafting is changing at the moment.  I feel like I need a new challenge.The stitching is taking over, I've even had a go at making some clothes and obviously the projects don't appear as fast.  Added to that, I'm doing some studying and have a couple of essays to write. It's severely taxing the poor old brain which hasn't had to cope with anything like it ever lol.

I've always liked detail so I'm making a needle case to hold all my needle packets. To start I need over 70 half inch hexagons.  (that means half inch each side)  They are tiny, hand cut and hand stitched.


They'll go along the middle of the needle case like this....


I now have to stitch them all together.  It seems to be a long road stretching away into the distance at the moment.....  but definitely fun!


20 comments:

Heather said...

I love those hexagons. They were the first method of patchwork that I tried years ago. They do take a long time but are so attractive. Hope the studying is going well and that you have had some time off to enjoy the lovely weather this weekend.

sam21ski said...

Great to see ya and blimey, you have the patience of a saint doing 70 fiddley little bitty pieces like that, but well done for getting there. Can't wait to see it when it's finished

Sam xxx

sam21ski said...

Great to see ya and blimey, you have the patience of a saint doing 70 fiddley little bitty pieces like that, but well done for getting there. Can't wait to see it when it's finished

Sam xxx

massofhair said...

Went to my first sewing show on 26 th April to Uttoxeter, made me realise i won't be quilting any time soon lol. Had a good time but so much to learn about threads !

You are very patient to create something so technical, admire your resolve! :-) x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Glad you are still creating! Poor old brain studying and writing.. That really tires me out!

Joanne said...

they are so cute....... I know your feeling about stitching. It is taking over me as well. But at least I don't have the studying. I did just get elected the the AWCL board though so that will some work as well. Hope you are doing well, hugs Joanne

Sid said...

What a labour of love but they do look fab !!

JoZart said...

Gorgeous fabrics for your tiny hexies. I always enjoy hand stitched patchwork and find it very relaxing. I am past half way making my Japanese folded patchwork squares and it will be a double quilt. It really helped time pass when my easyjet flights were delayed.
Jo x

Dotpat said...

Everyone seems to be turning to sewing lately, I like the colours you are using. Don't know if I would have the patience to sew that many together xx

Karin said...

Those gorgeous little hexagons look so time consuming but I bet it will all be worth it.

butterfly said...

Such pretty fabrics - looking forward to the finished piece... and would love to have a nose at the clothes some time too, if you feel like sharing them. Good luck with the studying!
Alison xx

Gina said...

They are exquisite! I can't imagine I would ever have the patience to sew all those together!

karen said...

the needle is taking over?? yipee!!! your hexagons look beautiful..

Sarah Anderson said...

So teeny weeny! It will look stunning when it's complete though.

Chris said...

Blimey, Carol, you must have the patience of a saint - and good eyesight lol

The fabrics you're using are beautiful. How are you getting on with it? Is it finished yet?

Chris xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh wow, that will certainly keep you busy but I already love what I see! The fabrics are beautiful - and I just can't wait to see the finished case!

isisimaginings.com said...

I am seriously impressed, no way would I have the patience to cut & then stitch all of them together. Going to be gorgeous when it's finished.

Neet said...

Carol, how on earth have you had the patience to make all those? They are little works of art and I cannot wait to see the end result. Good luck with it - I am well impressed.
Hugs, Neet xx

Juls said...

ooooh looking good, looking forward to seeing the finished project!! Hugs Juls

butterfly said...

Lovely to hear from you today - hope all continues well with the studying, and that you're still finding some time for quilting and crafting.
Alison x