After my whinge yesterday, I decided to cheer myself up with some geese. I am taking part in a name badge swap in the LMQG, so we don't have to wear white sticky labels for every meet. As I am taking part (slowly) in the Stitched in Colour Hand stitched class, I thought I would try out my newly learnt back stitch.
I had a little practice first.....
|Why I chose to print out this font for it escapes me!|
Then I braved my skills on the paper pieced badge...
|I added the 5p piece so you can get an idea of scale - tiny geese!|
Not a bad first effort, and a lot better than getting ink everywhere stamping it on. So I just have to put a back on this and make a lanyard to finish it off now.
This morning I basted the first giant dresden down and machine stitched the inner circle. Kidlet allowing I shall spend the rest of the day (read week) whipstitching it down.
|Even standing on the chair I wasn't tall enough to get it all in!|
I also ticked a few other things of my to-do list including my LMQG July challenge, a bee block for my month of the Kinky bee and all my fabrics ready to send out to my bee buddies.
Not a bad weeks progress really. Linking up with Freshly pieced WIP wednesday.