This is my department at work - or more accurately the people at my location. Yes, that is Easter Baskets you see in our hand. We had a team building activity which happened to be an Easter Egg Hunt. We're all over 40 and even though it was corny we had a good time. Hopefully, I'll have a different position on this team in a few weeks. Keep your fingers crossed!
It's been slow going getting back into the sewing groove after coming home from vacation. No day of sewing like I planned in the last post. This morning I finished machine stitching binding on a table runner. There wasn't much left to do and I have not started the hand stitching. I also added the stems on the Peony block and sewed part of the block to the right (Blogger, why are you cutting my pic off at the right side?). I have to figure out Y seams (is that the right term?) to finish it up. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I didn't sew before starting to quilt in October so my experience is pretty much limited to straight seams. I still haven't trimmed up my blocks - for some reason that freaks me out a bit!
Last week on the way to mom and dad's for Easter I cast on for Alex's Bolero. I rarely get so much time to knit so this has moved along pretty quickly. When I took the picture below, I saw the pooling on the sleeve. I may decide to take it out and reknit but I'm going to finish the other sleeve first. If it looks similar, I'll eave it. The fabric of this sweater is turning out darker than I expected. The yarn should be in soon for the collar and ribbing and I'm hoping that will brighten things up a bit.
I'm feeling a bit stuck with quilting right now. I don't have any classes scheduled and I'm stuck with those y seams. I'm hoping to get some time (and be in the mental spot to deal with it) in the next couple of weeks to figure it out and move forward and be inspired. I started quilting in October and have not completely finished one project. Part of it is because I want to FMQ my own quilts - I'm not sure how realistic that is though. I do have 2 finished tops that can be quilted. I don't want to be the type that never finishes everything. First of all, it's expensive and not finishing just seems wasteful. Secondly, while I'm not a production quilter (or knitter), I do want to be able to have the full experience of cuddling up under a quilt I made or being able to give a quilt away to family or a friend. Hopefully things will slow down in other areas of my life and I'll have the energy to be more inspired! On that note....I think I'll pull out that table runner and see if I can work towards my first completed quilting project!