Committing myself to new things is never a problem - it's just finishing them that takes me a bit longer! So after committing to finishing some WIPS this year, and actually crossing some things off my list it's probably about time I committed to starting some new ones too. :-)
And so.................... here is some of my weekends work. This is one of the cutest little birdies I've seen in a while ........ and I'm a sucker for anything with little birdies. This BOM is designed by Little Miss Shabby and the blocks are being released on the 1st of the month. I bought a charm pack of Moda's Hunky Dory by Chez Moi a while back and when I saw this BOM decided it would be perfect. So now I've bought my first ever Jelly Roll - if I'd known they were so easy to work with I would have started a long time ago. LOL. I've always admitted to being a slow learner!
Isn't this wee fella a sweetie?
All these pics are clickable, cos I know you'll want to have a closeup look, then head on over and download the pattern and go running for fabric and thread immediately(and I wouldn't blame you)
I enjoyed the cutting and piecing so much, I made up the next block ready to go too - and that is not like me - normally my sewing machine and I have a very delicately balanced relationship. The original is stitched with 6(!) threads of DMC, but I'm sticking with my normal 2 threads for a softer look.
I've also confirmed today to Chookyblue that I'm keen to carry on with this years SAL for Tis the Season by Natalie Bird. It doesn't start till March, so I have exactly a month to get lots more done on A Gardeners Journal. Of course, the realist in me knows it won't be finished by then, but a girl can dream. And thankfully, my Vignette threads haven't arrived, so I can't rip into that one yet either! A blessing in disguise, I think.
I hope wherever you are, you're not being blown away or fried in the heat, sounds like weather extremes all over the world at the minute, we've had a very windy, wet few days, so my gardening days turned into stitchy ones - it's not all bad then!
Thanks for visiting today..................happy stitching......Nicky