Yesterday was spent foundation pieceing (thats why there was no entry) I think I stitched every which way, too short , too long, the wrong side to flip. But I was determined not to give up. So with some very friendly internet help from my blogging friend Elaine (do have a look at her site, she does the most fantastic work). and is so obliging with her help.
The Scot kept saying, oh still doing that, but I was determined not to ask for help (I knew he wouldn't understand what I was about). But I was not going to give up.
So I proudly present the five blocks ready to swap for this month.
Tomorrow I will do next months, can I cope with all this planning ahead, but I must get the
method into my mind whilst it is fresh
The idea is, a different colour each month. You make six, keep one swap five. And by the end of the year well on the way to a quilt.
After having accomplished the above and having them ready to post tomorrow, I decided to make some ATC or Artist Trading Cards. (Not to mention that Australia was playing India in the Cricket). I have wanted to make some for some time but never quite found the courage.
These are hand stitched. I sill have the backs to do which will have my name, date and country stitched on.
- Apparently the only rules are
- size 3.5 inches x 2.5 inches
- 3 layers
- cannot be bought or sold only SWAPPED.
So two questions
- 1. What can I put in the centre to make them stiff
- 2. If anyone would like to swap with me, please email me email@example.com with their snail mail address and I will be happy to trade.
But do remember these are my first ones.