#1 Coastal Target Square Blanket
This blanket journey is nearing it's end. I have been off my legs this week and have spent some of this time sewing squares together. I'm sure there is a more efficient way of doing this than the process I've adopted!! I think the border will have the mid shades of blue in to pull it all together. I'm looking forward to completing this one and giving it a full Ta Dah moment!!
#2 Crochet & Embroidery Cushion
I've completed the crochet elements of these cushions and simply need to transfer the image in my mind to the linen I've selected. Easier said than done I think and as I have been bed-bound for large parts of the day this week I haven't been able to start the embroidery / applique bit. It will come though...
#3 Crochet Cushion Gift
I needed a simple and repetitive pattern to work on this week at various points when my brain was just too foggy. I had this project in my mind. I plan to gift it to my friend's darling boy for his first birthday. I have started it with plenty of time to complete it with yarn from my stash. I hadn't crocheted a circle for a while and so refreshed my memory using Attic24's flat circle tutorial. Once started it was surprisingly quick and easy to work up. The fun bit of creating its face and putting it all together is yet to come!!!
#4 Square cutting for Quilts
(No pictures as yet but as soon as there is something worth photographing I promise I will share!!!)
At the start of this year I set myself the target to make as many birthday gifts as I was able. I have three boys birthdays looming in the next month and have decided to make them a single quilt each. I'll have to do this on days when I am well enough to sit at the sewing machine but I plan to create them in a mini production line style!!! I have some fabric stashed and also I saved many of the Little Man's shirts over the years which I plan to cut up and use. This will be time rich but a thoughtful and thrifty gift I think. I'm looking forward to using the sewing machine again. It has been a while since I've used it creatively.
#5 A Project to Makeover
This is another skip type rescue - I actually was walking Milo and as the gent was about to put it in I asked politely if it could come home with me! These parts actually make up a vintage sewing box. I really love the shape of it and it shouldn't take too much to bring it back to life. This little makeover will be my May Pretty Me project and I'm yet to make a start on it. I have it in mind though, waiting for me to bring it to life again.
I hope you are enjoying this fine day. I am completely shattered at present. The slow release steroids have ended plus I'm fighting a viral infection which has all my glands reacting and swollen. I have glands swollen where I didn't know I had them - I think that's the lupus! This shall pass... and I'm due to have a review at the Rheumotology clinic in early June so I should get some more steroids then... so positivity to come.
I hope you have a joyful weekend and have many happy moments in the week ahead.
Today I'm delighted to be joining in with Amy and her wonderful linky party