First I had to tidy my sewing room and retrieve my sewing machine from its case (where it has spent the last five weeks).
I did a bit of machine sewing on my hexagon bag to finish it off. I could have just done some hand-stitching but the machine is so much neater! See the pin stitching around that half-hexagon shaped opening! LOL
Ah, the joy of sewing on a newly-serviced machine!
Then I changed thread and bobbin so that I could join seven widths of fabric to make binding. Of course, I had to press the fabric and cut it first!
I sewed the binding to the quilt and then crawled around on the lounge-room floor to block some knitting (subject of a future post) which had been soaking for several hours and had just been through the spin cycle on the machine. Mind you, with all the wet weather we are having, it may never dry!
In the evening, before dinner, I sewed in the ends of the thread on the hexagon bag. All that’s left to do now is insert a drawstring but my teacher has a neat idea for finishing so that has to wait for Monday. In the meantime, I’m calling it a finish!
Last night, I did about five hours of hand-stitching while WM watched the football (rugby league) and I listened to podcasts (the Genealogy Guys – yes, I’m hooked). The Earth and Sky quilt is finally finished! The fabric I used for the binding could only be used for that purpose or in small pieces the printing is not straight on the fabric! Look closely towards the right of the binding, that’s not me, it’s the printing!
After the football, WM went off to play Bejewelled for a while, so I finished the binding and picked up a pair of socks that have been on the needles for far too long (Ravelry shows me that they were started in early January). Five more rows of knitting and some toe-shaping saw the second sock done (and it isn’t even on my June project list!)
Today I listened to another podcast while grafting the toes of the socks and sewing the ends in. They are slightly too small for me so photos had to be taken without a foot inserted!
Photos were take and a post was written.
Finishes are so satisfying!
Linking up with Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday over at Blossom Heart Quilts.