Hello Everyone: I try not to talk about anything medical here on my blog because I know that everyone has someone in their family that has some kind of issue. My husband had two surgeries about 10 days ago; the first to remove skin cancer cells from his eyelid; and later that same day another surgeon repaired/reconstructed his eyelid. I know this isn't the worst thing that could happen, but it isn't the best either. The word cancer can strike fear into the strongest among us. His eye looks better each day, and we're thankful for that. He still has some restrictions for the next couple of weeks. I'm doing the yard work and lifting anything over 10 pounds that needs to be lifted among other things. Never fear though. I'm still finding time to stitch.
I get a lot of questions and e-mail comments about my knit mitered square blanket tutorial (the link is under my blog header). I know there are some that wrote me about this in the last couple weeks, and I can't find your emails. So if you wrote me during this time, or if I didn't give you a clear answer about something, please email me again.
I haven't worked on this mitered square afghan in over a year. I received an email awhile back where someone asked me if I knew that the photo of the blanket on my tutorial was trending on Pinterest. It made me laugh. So I sat on the porch and added a couple of squares and hope to keep going on it.
In my bag of leftover sock yarn balls, I found these scarves that I'd started while trying to clarify my directions for people. I've had a lot of questions about filling in the half square along the edge. I have the directions somewhere (I'm still looking for them.) and will add that to my tutorial when I find them. I really prefer the zig zag edges.
I ordered All Points Patchwork by Diane Gilleland and read through it in the waiting room. This is a great book about English Paper Piecing and would be helpful to the beginner, and it has a lot of ideas for the experienced paper piecer as well.
Here's a better look at the hexagons that I've stitched. These are 3/4". I'm making them for a future project. My fussy cutting tutorial is also listed under my blog header here.
I know Father's Day was awhile ago, but this is the fruit tart that I made for dessert that day. The base is sugar free vanilla pudding with a bar of cream cheese. After I took this photo, I melted 6 tablespoons of Apricot Preserves in the microwave and drizzled it over the top.
I hope you are finding some time to do some stitching today.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!