Sunday, 21 February 2010

Apple cuffy

I didn't make as much progress as I had hoped on the quilt, I have managed to finish cutting the hundreds of triangles but no piecing as yet, though it was good to get excited again about the project. I have needed an 'in front of the telly' project to work on and have managed to finish off two of the fair isle cuffs that I knitted and felted a little. I like these and look forward to wearing them myself, they are not finished perfectly so not nice enough to gift. The beads Dad made for the apple casket fit perfectly and have formed the 'feet' for the box and the closure which slides up and down the ribbon to allow the casket top to open.

As it is Sunday I have packed away the quilt and have found the next item on the list. It was literally years ago that I started this medieval bag. I went on an Embroiderers Guild residential where I completed another little bag with a spring theme. This one is a little more Autumnal in colour and the frames will be filled with blackberries, flowers, acorns, etc. in stump work and embroidery. This is hard to work on in the evenings as our lighting isn't great, perhaps it is time I bought a daylight table lamp to work under?
Anyway the list continues to shorten and I feel increasingly optimistic about my chances of clearing the decks.


Wipso said...

I really love the projects you are working on.
A x

wonderwoman said...

i think your cuffs are gorgeous - such fun!


Jennifer said...

Such pretty work, I love those cuffs. Great job working through your projects.

Gina said...

I do love that apple casket!

niftyknits said...

the apple caskets are gorgeous, so much thought in the details.

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

What a neat project!

bekimarie said...

Great cuffs, clever you.
Great to meet you, will look forward to our swap :)

Beki xxx